Dutch designers save Prada from waste bins

Hacked is usually a very scary word. Dutch fashion designers Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum have put a spin on it.
How? By transforming discarded couture into new garments.

Eye-catching fabrics by big brands like H&M as well as Gucci and Prada have been reworked for the experimental line.
Revenue of the worldwide clothing industry will reach an anticipated US$ 340 million this year, according to Statista figures. This will reach 550 million by 2023, representing 10% growth.

The fact is that leading commercial brands and couture designers are left with a large volume of unsold garments, faulty pieces and offcuts. What happens with the material? It may land in vintage shops, be baled for recycling – or be sent for incineration.

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Image source: Recycling International