Fashion brand ECOALF are creating clothing made from recycled materials only.
Realising the potential and innovation in recycled clothing, Spanish label ECOALF have created more than 110 recycled fabrics from plastic bottles, fishing nets, used tyres, post-consumer coffee, wool and cotton to produce a range of women’s and men’s clothing.
ECOALF’s collection of women’s and men’s clothing focuses on classic styles and cuts made entirely from recycled fabrics. The emphasis at ECOALF is creating products “produced with the same quality and design as products made from non-recycled materials”.
ECOALF’s women’s collection features basics such as trench coats made from recycled plastic bottles; everyday courchevel down jackets made from recycled fishing nets; and striped knits made from a mix of regenerated cotton, polyester and polyamide.
The women’s collection is classic and simple, the colours neutral making the range suitable for both casual or smart wear.
ECOALF’s menswear collection is a selection of basics in classic styles. Also made for casual or smart use, there’s windbreakers made from recycled fishing nets – in neutral colours including petrol blue and sand – and twill waistcoats made from recycled polyester from the Mediterranean sea.
ECOALF’s women’s and men’s collection is everyday wear. The cuts and colours being timeless, and while the prices are at a higher end, ECOALF’s clothing is made for daily use that will likely last you until it’s on its “last threads”.
The ECOALF range also includes a line of accessories for men and women – backpack and utility-style bags made from plastic bottles and recycled fishing nets, and lightweight sneakers.
Emphasising style, comfort and innovation in recycled clothing, ECOALF was created by Javier Goyeneche in 2012.
ECOALF say: “The idea for a truly sustainable brand was born from a deep frustration with the excessive use of the world’s natural resources and the amount of waste produced by industrialised countries – specifically by the fashion industry.
“But ECOALF is more than a conscious clothing brand; it is a mission to create the first generation of recycled products with the same attention to quality, design and technical properties as the best non-recycled products in the market.
“In order to ensure 100% transparency and provide the highest levels of quality, the ECOALF team manages the full process from waste collection to recycling technologies, manufacture, design and retail.
“ECOALF provides a practical demonstration that there is absolutely no need to continue depleting the Earth’s natural resources for the sake of production.”
ECOALF is an innovative fashion brand that is fully transparent. The company is upfront in informing their customers of where their clothes are made and what materials their clothes are made from, and communicates this simply and effectively throughout their website, making use of prominent icons that even go as detailed as stating: “made from recycled polyester from the mediterranan sea”.
The fashion label have also produced video shorts to explain the processes they use in the production of recycled fabrics.
Fabrics are developed in partnership with specialist manufacturers around the world and ECOALF are currently operating 14 joint ventures globally to collect and process waste into fabric and components with the highest recycled content available in the market.
In an interview with Ecouterre, ECOALF founder Javier Goyeneche spoke of 2017 being an important year for change driven by small companies, rather than governments, in leading people “towards a world compromised with sustainability and, in addition, demonstrate that things can be done in a different way”.
Just as ECOALF have successfully proven, the ECOALF founder believes there will be an emergence of “a new generation” of brands searching for new ways to improve the impact on the environment whilst creating a great product.
ECOALF’s collection is available online and at their Madrid store.
Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer who specialises in sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com