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    waste not, want more

    topshop tackles the question of sustainability with one seriously stylish collab.

    by rebecca willa davis June 20, 2013
    We talk all the time about the implications of fast fashion--especially when it comes to the environment.

    So consider Topshop's latest collaboration a thoughtful (and yes, super stylish) response. Their second partnership with Reclaim To Wear, an eco-fashion label that has been devising solutions to textile waste and sustainability since 1997, features a range of dresses, tank tops, skirts, and button-downs that utilize recycled materials from previous seasons. Think delicate silk florals, lace paneled sleeves, and georgette inserts--which are hardly the things of hemp shoes and un-bleached tees.

    According to Reclaim To Wear's co-founder Orsola de Castro, "This is really an important step: one dress at a time, starting small, we are beginning to see that design can influence not just our style, but the way we think about clothes." And the same goes for Topshop; the retailer's Head of Sourcing and Technical Services announced, "We proudly partnered with one of our key London manufacturers on our second collection, with a focus on localism. The inspiration behind the collection was to turn away from disposable fashion, giving a new lease of life to disregarded prints from previous seasons."

    And if you like what you see, consider this just the beginning--as Mongan adds, "We are looking forward to growing the Topshop Reclaim To Wear range, season on season, bringing more product areas into the portfolio." Us too!

    Shop the Topshop x Reclaim To Wear collection here.
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