This month, with an aim to give new life to textiles, Monki releases a new limited-edition capsule collection, Up:cycle, which is made from leftover organic cotton denim garments, including recycled thread and zippers, and eco- friendly hardware and wash.
The production process of this collection can be explained in a simple 5-step method.
- Firstly, the leftover organic cotton denim is hand-selected by the production team.
- Then, the new pattern is cut out from the leftover garments.
- Subsequently, these pieces are sewn together to create a new and unique upcycled garment.
- And lastly, the garments are rinse washed with no new dye added.
The collection name, Up:cycle, is a word derived from recycle, it means to not only reuse but repurpose in a new way – often resulting in a unique and high quality product. Upcycling is a creative and innovative way to give new life to textiles that may otherwise end up in land ll, while simultaneously promoting a more circular society.
The capsule features three key pieces – a pair of Yoko jeans, a tie-waist jacket and a tote bag, which are all crafted in a patchwork design of mixed organic denim washes.
This limited-edition Up:cycle capsule collection will be available online and in select Monki stores by end of September 2020.