Deadwood: Recycled leather jackets combining “punk aesthetics with a green cause”

Swedish fashion label, Deadwood is reinventing the way people think about fashion with its recycled leather jackets that “combine punk inspired aesthetics with a green cause”.

Deadwood’s range of 100% recycled leather – made in the label’s atelier in the Thailand capital, Bangkok – include classic biker jackets, vests and accessories for both men and women. And since 2017, now offer a children’s collection including biker jackets, avery jackets and vests.

For leather garments Deadwood uses post consumer waste, by chopping up old leather garments and turning them into new jackets and accessories “with a vintage soul”. This not only gives the jackets a soft worn-in feel but also makes it a far more sustainable alternative to the average newly produced leather jacket.

Launched in 2012 by friends Carl Ollson and Felix von Bahder, Deadwood came about after the pair, who worked together in a jean shop in Stockholm, made their dreams of owning their vintage boutique a reality.

There they cultivated their fascination for timeless design as well as their love for used, pre-loved clothes. Out of that shop Deadwood evolved, and more so – a way of doing things in a different way.

Deadwood say: “Deadwood is not about reinventing fashion. Instead Deadwood is about reinventing how we think about fashion. About rebooting iconic styles, gently updating them with a modern touch.”

Deadwood’s collections are released bi-annually and contain a large core of classic carry-over styles, all in line with Deadwood’s idea of slow fashion.


Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

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