Decomposing 350 T-shirts, 60 Jeans and 4 leather sofas, the young German brand Benu Berlincreated an interesting eco friendly collection, transforming old and ordinary materials "into expressive textures to demonstrate respect for their production and sources they are made of". The most produced garments in the world, t-shirts and jeans, are the most thrown away too. So the question is: is there a way to turn this cycle around? Anna Bach and Karen Jessen propose with their concept "street couture" to "upcycle" the garments, giving streetwear clothes a new life transforming them into couture garments with handcraft techniques such as macramé.
To build a community around this idea is very important for these designers "We do not create behind closed doors, we represent transparency and interactive design. As we just started two months ago we are now looking for a space for our "living showroom" where everybody is welcome to develop ideas with us, to see their old clothes transform or just to have a nice talk." commented to me Anna Bach. An inspiring concept and great starting point to make our wardrobe more sostenible.
Here is the video of their show at the Berlin Fashion Week last week.