Piilgrim is here to elevate what it means to be a skate brand. Not only through apparel design and construction, but also by how Earth-friendly its lines can be. Each season, the brand continuously remixes British style, all while staying 100% vegan with every piece. The Piilgrim Spring/Summer 2022 collection is no different.
“We believe that the production process should always be cruelty-free and traded fairly; a belief that is core to our principal,” the brand says on its website. “Through the use of organic fabrics and eco-friendly packaging, we set out to make a difference.”
Piilgrim develops each line as a single, limited run, not as a way to build hype or just ensure sell-out, but as a way for the craftsmanship and details of its pieces to truly show. “Piilgrim was born out of a desire to feel more in touch with clothes that we wear, and how they come into being,” the brand says. “Our aim is to produce long lasting garments without sacrificing style.”
Shot by Manchester street photographer Luke Saxon, Piilgrim’s recently released SS22 lookbook showcases vegan design in classic outerwear and shirting. Texture is at play with different garments constructed with washed denim and waffle fabrics. The brand’s popular heavyweight corduroy sees a return as an overshirt and zip-up jacket, both of which are available in multiple colors. Eclectic and bold patterns also catch the eye on short sleeve button ups, bombers, and clever linings.
Similar patterns are also used for pieces dropping this season, done in collaboration with hand-sourced textile brand Lower Park; however, there’s no confirmation if these are the same for SS22. Additionally, Piilgrim will collaborate with long-time skate footwear brand Etnies for a vegan shoe collection. Set to drop in 2022, more details are expected later this year.
Although it would be beneficial to know exactly what materials are used in the upcoming season and how these fabrics are sourced, knowing how much Piilgrim prides itself on being completely vegan is a great start for anyone looking for an eco-conscious skate brand to support.
Just as James Jebbia wanted to introduce higher quality apparel into the skate world with Supreme in 1994, the Piilgrim team is building on those before them and focusing it efforts on constructing garments with “clean, time-honored tailoring,” while striving to be eco-conscious.