Garbage Sweater

Built from old bulletproof vests and firefighter suits that were heading to the dump.

$495.00

Model is 6ft 2 / 188cm with a 39 inch / 99cm chest, and wears size Medium.

  • Built from old bulletproof vests and firefighter suits
  • Soft and warm
  • Fire resistant

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 the Garbage Sweater 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.

Designed to help rethink the role that garbage will play in Earth’s future, the Garbage Sweater takes old firefighter suits and bulletproof vests that were destined to spend the next few centuries on a rubbish pile, and transforms them into a warm, soft, fire-resistant sweater.

Technical Details

Material composition: 70% recycled meta-aramid, 30% recycled para-aramid
Raw materials sourced from recycled firefighter suits, recycled ballistic vests and factory offcuts
Material made in France
Material is fire resistant
2 side vents at hem
3 hidden metal snap fasteners on the side of the collar
Machine wash cold 30°C
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As soft and comfortable as a regular sweater

While the Garbage Sweater is built with unconventional materials and experimental techniques, it’s not built to sit in a museum. It’s designed to be worn. It’s comfortable, warm, soft and sturdy. And both the inside and outside of the sweater feel like a rugged fleece.

Size + Fit

The Garbage Sweater 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