Reinventing Designs

The 18th of March marks Global Recycling Day and to celebrate the importance of recycling for a greener future we have rounded up our favourite brands who have embraced recycling in their design process.

Streetwear brand Element prides itself on being a skateboarder's go-to for outdoor fashion, creating pieces that are comfortable yet stylish, with the brand's jackets the standout design. Now Element's Wolfeboro collection sees the cult jackets made with Repreve recycled polyester to further cement the brand's commitment to finding more sustainable solutions when creating new collections.

French brand Marie & Marie not only designs pieces for you to look great in while working out but it also creates collections that are sustainable, working to help protect the environment, and also help look after your skin with its Carewear innovation. Marie & Marie's Movement line is designed using recycled polyester to reduce plastice pollution, and also sees the brand's Conquering Serum intelligently worked into the fibre, releasing its toning and moisturising effects while you move.

In honour of it being the official clothing partner of the 36th America's Cup presented by Prada, North Sails has created a capsule collection that mixes style and sustainability. The AC36 by Prada collection includes t-shirts, a jacket and a vest made with recycled polyester and padded with Repreve, a unique fibre produced from plastic bottles.

For its autumn/winter 21/22 collection, Hogan will be releasing the fashion house's Hogan 3-R collection. Unveiled during Milan Fashion Week, the collection includes a hooded trench coat and sweatshirts made with recycled wool, and sneakers designed using regenerated leathers and recycled plastic, bringing recycling to the upmarket fashion world.

Wedding dress designer Laure de Sagazan, known for her bespoke gowns, has just unveiled a gorgeous collection of lingerie, showcasing the designer as a savvy eco-warrior. The designer has used silk and lace offcuts to fashion delicate lingerie, making sure leftover fabrics from her beautiful wedding dresses don't go to waste and instead used to create a more sustainable fashion world.

Brazilian brand Cacatoès adds bounce to your step with its bubble gum-scented sandals. Made entirely from PVC, recyclable plastic, the summer accessory is light and safe for the environment and can be recycled again once you are done with them and ready for a new pair.

Inspired by the free spirit of the 70s, ready-to-wear brand Kerners focuses on creating holiday wear, pieces that attract happiness and lightness. The brand's first collection is made entirely with upcycled fabrics and sees billowy dresses that define the "I'm on a holiday" vibe even if you haven't left your home city.

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