British designer Christopher Raeburn has been reworking surplus materials for over a decade now, as a core part of his “RÆMADE” philosophy. In 2009, his London Fashion Week debut consisted of eight outerwear pieces reconstructed from a single parachute, and in 2020, he was selected as one of the Honourees of the Environment by the Fashion Awards.
So when the designer teamed up with The North Face earlier this year on a range of adorable, earth-friendly panda rucksacks constructed from unsalvageable jackets and deadstock material, it was no surprise that they swiftly sold out.
Following the success of that initial collaboration, Christopher Raeburn and The North Face have revealed a second RENEWED by RÆBURN capsule collection, this time comprising of 11 unisex garments and accessories. Designed and constructed by the in-house team at the RÆBURN Lab in East London, the lineup includes everything from practical jackets and panelled pants, to bucket hats and puffy tote bags.
By repurposing old stock and unusable garments into new, expertly-crafted pieces, the designer is able to keep the original material in circulation, and thereby extend the lifespan of those once unwanted—or unusable—goods. And when the owners of these remade items can no longer wear them, they can donate their pieces through TNF’s Clothes the Loop take-back program.
“Our mission at RÆBURN is to change the world through responsible design – for the collections with The North Face RENEWED and Zalando Plus, we took the idea of upcycling even further. Each piece from the limited edition collection is completely deconstructed and reassembled by hand. Each piece is unique,” Christopher Raeburn shared in a statement.
The second installment of The North Face RENEWED by RÆBURN drops on July 15, exclusively for Zalando Plus members. Find out more at Zalando Plus.
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