In a one-of-kind collaboration – initiated by their founders, Nina Sieber of WEAT Studio and Dr. Christina Dean of The R Collective, the two brands combined their expertise and creativity to create a responsible design with a worthy cause. Joining forces, a curated collection of Weekender Canvas Bags has been developed through up- and recycling materials, converting single-use plastics and rescued luxury leather leftover into a stylish range of tote bags all towards supporting a more circular and sustainable fashion industry.
The R Collective is a thriving social impact business with a vision of a world without fashion’s waste. By building an extensive network to rescue, reuse and recycle luxurious and premium waste materials into affordable fashion products, their mission is to accelerate sustainability and fashion circularity. The hallmark “The R Mark” verifies the traceability and circularity of their products, advocating fashion with a conscience.For more information on the R Collective, visit here.
Whether to the beach, for a weekend escape or on-the-go shopping, the Weekender Canvas collection allows to carry life in style while knowing a difference is being made.
The sourced canvas material used for each handbag is made from 26-30 recycled plastic bottles. With access to fashion waste, The R Collective provided high quality leftover luxury reworked into a unique design with a high-end finish. To extend the ‘zero-waste’ principle, leftover leather scraps were used to produce keychains, attached to each bag, which display the ‘The R Mark” representative of their rescued and reused material use, and a second extension displaying the iconic WEAT logo.
With every purchase, 50 USD will be donated to Redress, sister-charity to The R Collective, with a mission to prevent and transform textile waste for a more sustainable fashion landscape.
For more information on Redress, their impact and ways to support, please visit here.