We are thrilled to share our involvement in the latest Converse Renew launch – the limited-edition Converse Renew Tropical Shirts Chuck 70!
By continuing to reimagine the classic sneaker, we can show the potential of used clothing, and by utilising innovative design with vintage expertise, we keep creating something new!
A quintessential vintage piece, approximately 7,000 Tropical shirts were diverted from landfill and transformed into a vibrant array of one-one-a-kind Converse Chuck 70s, continuing on Converse’s creaticve legacy
For this project, we lept into the world of bright, bold, fabrics. We delved into mountains of used clothes to find the most special, authentic prints that are unique and relevant for customers today. The shirts chosen weren’t appropriate for sale, but had so much potential for upcycling. By choosing a dazzling array of iconic prints, the limited collection evokes the joyful spirit that makes Hawaiian shirts so timeless and celebrated.
Since working with Converse in 2019, we've upcycled over 62,000 pairs of jeans, 1,800 workwear pieces, and now 7,000 Tropical Shirts with Converse -- saving them from landfill. By using our sourcing and grading experience in secondhand apparel, we're always seeking new ways to reuse, recycle and remake used clothing, and continues to find new, innovative solutions to the crisis of stuff.
We want to continue to enact real change for our climate and encourage new perspectives in the fashion industry with the potential of used clothing as an input to ‘new’ manufacturing.
With an ever-growing desire for conscious consumption, there are so many opportunities to create exciting upcycled products for modern customers that are just as desirable, if not more so, than new. With partnerships like ours with Converse, we can encourage a more circular conversation.