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Monki launches limited-edition upcycled collection

Tom Shearsmith
06 October 2020

H&M Group's sustainability-focused brand Monki has released a new capsule collection – Up:cycle, made from leftover organic cotton denim garments and recycled thread and zippers.

The capsule features three key pieces – a pair of Yoko jeans, a tie-waist jacket and a tote bag. All crafted in a patchwork design of mixed organic denim washes.

The collection production process can be explained in a 5-step method. Firstly, the leftover organic cotton denim is hand-selected by the production team. The new pattern is then cut out from the leftover garments. The pieces are sewn together to create a new and unique upcycled garment. And lastly, the garments are rinse washed with no new dye added.

Jenny Fagerlin, Global Sustainability Manager Monki, said: “We love fashion and our planet, and we therefore need to transform ourselves and the industry to operate within the planetary boundaries. This collection is a small step in our journey to become more circular.

The brand is known for its dedication to using better materials in all products, with the aim to only use recycled or other sustainably sourced material by 2030. This includes a denim range made with 100% certified organic cotton, swimwear made from recycled polyester and polyamide, and since 2018 all Monki cotton is 100% sustainably sourced.

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