The Reworked 348 Collective have been working in the clothing & textile industry for over 25 years, there have been many changes....
It saddens us to know the industry we love is the third largest polluter on earth, causing such a negative impact on the planet and all who inhabit our world.
An estimated 150 billion new garments are produced each year, this is just too much. Consuming enormous amounts of energy, water and chemicals, these goods are transported around the globe.The footprint is truly staggering.
This level of mass production drives over consumption, which ultimately causes massive waste issues. In the UK alone, an estimated 11 million garments end up in landfill every week.
Reworked 348 is a Collective of creators & makers, but we don't want to add to the growing problem, though we love to create.
Our Collective has always been inspired by utility, military and original work-wear garments. We always found the original pieces difficult to wear as generally the style or fit were never quite right.
This did get us thinking.....
We started to take a closer look at these original garments, found many garments that were unworn as well as Grade A quality. Considering the end use these garments were originally designed for, the quality and make are first class.
We started to deconstruct these garments and redesign, creating a more contemporary style and fit. After a lot of trial and error, it really started to come together and we started creating original pieces that we would love to wear.
By Reworking, we were producing unique pieces and avoiding the negative impact caused by regular production cycle.
Our garments are not new and not secondhand, they are Reworked!
We know we are not the only people who love clothes and also conscious of the negative impact caused by the clothing & textile industry.
To bring Reworked 348 to life, we had to find a garment manufacturer to produce our designs and from our experience we knew this would be difficult. The garment manufacturers were telling us it would be easier and cheaper to produce new clothes - they are right.
Eventually we did find a small independent garment maker who understood why we wanted to work in this way. They were also on our doorstep, 20 miles from our design studio, which is perfect as keeping it local really helps us to reduce our footprint. This is ultimately what Reworked 348 is all about.
Every Piece Is Reworked With Care.
Every Piece Gets A Second Chance.
Every Piece Is Unique.