For our next collection launching in January we collaborated with Weaving Hand in Brooklyn to upcycle the scraps from our twist dress into an incredible new textile that we converted into this! Typically in mainstream fashion production, the leftover pieces from creating a garment are thrown in the trash, adding to the 12 million tons of textile waste that end up in American landfills each year. By upcycling our scraps, we give life to a new garment from the remains of another.
Eric Wilson wrote an amazing piece entitled "10 Ways Fashion is Gonna Save the World", which featured Study NY's Weaving Hand Sweatshirt. The text reads: "Study NY designer Tara St James sews beautiful quilts using scraps from her Brooklyn studio in her spare time, but it took her a year to complete just a few. She recently connected with Weaving Hand, a healing arts center that teaches traditional craft techniques, to make a sweatshirt ($445; study-ny.com) that gives new life to fabrics that otherwise would have gone in the trash."
You can purchase the one-of-a-kind Weaving Hand Sweatshirt here.