Osom Brand is on a mission to create clothing basics from landfill waste, by upcycling discarded garments and turning them into everyday wear.
The brand, set up by waste veteran Patricia Ermecheo, started life last year with socks as its first product. The socks are made from waste fabrics – including donated clothing and deadstock – through a recycling process that eliminates water and dyes, so the socks in the range keep the original colour of the shredded fabrics.
Patricia Ermecheo, Osom Brand founder, says: “We [Osom Brand] are a sustainable brand simply representing the future of the textile industry and how things should be done from this point forward.
“Our ultimate goal is to keep textiles away from landfills by repurposing them into new apparel closing the loop in the fashion industry, the second largest pollution industry in the planet.”
By manufacturing the socks in solar-powered, fair trade factories in Guatemala, Osom Brand are committed to sustainability throughout its business practices. The Osom founder has even moved to rural Oregon to an off-grid tiny home, which is now the business’s headquarters, as well her and her partner’s house.
Osom Brand intends to add new products to its collection, and is currently looking at selling threads that could be sold in bulk to apparel brands throughout the world.
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