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We work together with Pure Waste textiles on our recycled products.
Pure Waste makes ecologically sustainable and premium quality 100% recycled fabrics and yarns. Their products are entirely made out of recycled textile waste and offer the consumer the same quality and comfort as those made out of virgin materials.
Pure Waste Textiles use only materials that would otherwise go to waste. Almost 3 million tons of cotton are wasted yearly in spinning yarns, weaving and cutting fabrics. That’s enough material to manufacture three T-shirts for every person on this planet. Up to 15 % of the cotton intended for clothing is wasted in the manufacturing process, and it takes over 11000 litres of fresh water to grow 1kg of cotton. This is where Pure Waste comes in.
Pure Waste collects textile waste from clothing factories and spinning/weaving mills. The waste is organized into different qualities and colors, and each are then opened back into fibers. The mechahically opened cotton waste can then be mixed with recycled polyester or viscose to reach the quality and functionality of fabric desired. After mixing, the fibers are spun into yarns, which can then be knitted and weaved to fabrics.
We use Pure Waste textiles each season for a wide range of products.
Read more at: https://purewastetextiles.com/
Rasmus Tikkanen is a Helsinki-based artist and a friend, who has collaborated with us with a series of print designs. Rasmus also hosted the Makia x Tretorn launch party in August at the old military island of Vallisaari in Helsinki where he has his studio. We interviewed Rasmus about his career as an artist, his inspirations, style and love for Helsinki.
Ivar Fougstedt was one of the original founding members of Makia along with Joni Malmi and Jussi Oksanen. Ivar spent a few days in his local neighbourhood in Tokyo with photographer Antti Rastivo.
Makia Clothing and Alvar Aalto Foundation have partnered up for a first of its kind collaboration. Introducing a collection of timeless streetwear inspired by Alvar Aalto’s groundbreaking work as an architect and designer.