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To honor the release of Piece x Piece’s two new accessories: the City Matrix men’s necktie and the Native Owl unisex scarf- we want to pay homage to several sustainable companies like us, who consider discarded material just as valuable as new material.
Margarette Simmons creates beautiful jewelry, all out of recycled metals. Each piece is handmade in her New York studio. This is one of few jewelry labels that we have found, that uses recycled material so successfully.
Reco jeans is a pioneer of innovation in the denim industry. They are first brand of its size and kind to use up to 60% recycled cotton denim in each pair of denim they manufacture. Reco developed a way to reuse old denim fibers weaving it with new cotton to provide strength. As an added bonus, the sustainbility of every element of their production has also been considered. They limit the amount of tags they use and also make their poly bags and hang tags out of recycled material. Reco Jeans also happens to be Hong Kong Green Label Certified. We love these jeans paired with the Division Tunic and of course new Native Owl Scarf, because you never know in San Francisco.
Jared Johnson of Outerlands Design will build you just about anything as long as he can do it sustainably. From the brainstorm to the design process he has you involved. For everything from reclaimed wood frames to remodels and anything in between, Johnson uses wood that is destined for trash to create their gorgeously unique pieces. Here is a bit more about a project he did on Haight Street in San Francisco, in Johnson’s own words,
“The wood used was reclaimed Mohogany and Oak from boards that had been mis-milled and were slated for the landfill or firewood pile. With a little extra time spent milling each piece outerlands was able to construct the project with 100% salvaged wood.”
Jared Johnson is not afraid of putting a little extra effort in order to salvage a lot. Now, that is right up our alley.