Garbage Fleece

Built out of old wool sweaters, plastic bottles, and plant waste.

$445.00

Model is 6ft 4 / 193cm with a 40 inch / 100cm chest, and wears size XL.

  • Warm outer fleece made from recycled wool
  • Zippers made from plastic bottles
  • Cord locks made from plant waste

Every single second, a garbage truck’s worth of clothing is dumped into landfill somewhere on Earth. So if we want to avoid trashing our planet, we have to start figuring out how to re-use the stuff we already have.

That’s why our Garbage range started with a very simple idea. What if garbage isn’t garbage? What if it’s simply pre-assembled raw materials that we can use to make new things.

To build our Garbage Fleece we intercept stuff on its way to landfill and turn it into something new. The result is a soft, technical, double layered fleece constructed with a warm outer layer made from old wool sweaters, a soft inner lining from waste fabric, zippers built from plastic bottles, and cord locks made from plant waste produced during the harvest. It’s our first step towards building complex technical clothing with every detail sourced from waste streams.

Technical Details

Outer material made in Italy: 44% recycled wool, 37% polyester, 16% polyamide, 3% other fibres
Lining made in Italy: 100% recycled polyester
2 side pockets with zippers made from recycled polyester and recycled polyamide
Inside chest pocket with lockable zipper
Front zipper with storm flap and metal snap fasteners
Front zipper is made from recycled polyester and recycled polyamide
Elasticated cord adjustment at back of the hood
Elasticated cord adjustment at the hem
Cord locks at hood and hem made from 50% plant waste
External hanging loop
Fleece weighs 1100 grams
Machine wash 30°C
Fleece constructed in Portugal
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Where the future of clothing is going

There are three ways to tackle sustainable clothing. You can use advances in material technology to make clothes with a longer life expectancy than the people wearing them. You can go back to using nature to make clothes that require as little energy as possible and leave no trace of their existence at the end of their lives. Or you can start digging into waste streams to use the stuff people have already generated and discarded. With our 100 Year range, our Algae range, and our Garbage range, we’re now tackling all three routes at the same time.

Read more about the Garbage Range

Size + Fit

The Garbage Fleece is designed with a regular fit.

Size XS S M L XL XXL
Fits chest 83 - 90 91 - 98 99 - 106 107 - 114 115 - 122 123 - 130
Fits waist 71 - 76 76 - 81 81 - 86 86 - 91 91 - 96 96 - 101
Size XS S M L XL XXL
Fits chest 33 - 36 36 - 39 39 - 42 42 - 45 45 - 48 48 - 51
Fits waist 28 - 30 30 - 32 32 - 34 34 - 36 36 - 38 38 - 40