Nhu Duong Made a Collection Out of Upcycled Workwear
The idea of recycling and repurposing textiles is really having a moment. You probably haven’t missed Marine Serre, who launched her namesake collection in 2017 and has since gained a cult following. Upcycling takes center stage in her collections, as she repurposes silk scarves, shirts, wet suit materials into new garments, often in at least half of her collections’ pieces. The list of progressive designers upcycling old materials can be made long (with Attico x Re/Done being one of the hottest collaborations of the summer).
But some ideas are more special than others. Earlier this spring, Swedish designer Nhu Duong, with her namesake brand and collaborations with brands such as Totême and Weekday in her also artsy portfolio, has teamed up with APLACE and The Naia Initiative to create a limited capsule collection made of recycled workwear from Sweden’s biggest brewery, Spendrups. Everything is sustainably sourced and completely made in Sweden.
The collection is called ”Free From” and includes 15 pieces, mostly unisex, and the majority of the materials are recycled workwear from Spendrups Brewery. Thus, workwear is given a new purpose and the experience contributes to that much talk about circularity mindset.
The Naia Initiative is a newly released functional drink from Spendrups. It aims to build community via long term initiatives and projects with people who inspire the brand, Friends of Naia. Nhu Duong is one of their Friends, and as it turns out, so are we! Make it last is proud to have The Naia Initiative as partner in our upcoming fashion flea – please come by if you’re in Stockholm on Saturday!
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