After attending a Green Resource Center of Alabama event last week I was inspired to uncover some new eco-friendly fashions. My favorite find: PLAYBACK Clothing based out of Brooklyn, NY.…think American Apparel but more sustainable & honestly more classic than trendy hipster. The founder, Adam Siskind is adamant about making products that are at least 70% recycled, if not 100% recycled! They save literally tons of textile waste from going into landfills & since they are recycling already made goods they do not require extra natural resources like land, water & energy. Thanks to the amazingly informative PLAYBACK website here is a brief diagram on how their clothing is created:
PLAYBACK is more than just recycled clothing; the company also strives to take a humanistic approach to sustainability. They only work with factories that are WRAP (Worldwide Recognized Apparel Production) certified, monitored, and inspected regularly. By building long term relationships with both local & international factories they are able to help build better economic situations for communities in need. Lastly, they conduct Life Cycle Analysis studies on all of their products to help determine ways to reduce PLAYBACK’s environmental effect in more ways than just their phenomenal recycled clothing! For example, they realized that the amount of transportation & energy they were using was negatively effecting the environment, thus they opted to gather discarded fabric & bottles from sites closer to their factories.
The clothing is well-made, well-designed & beautifully colored-I promise no earthy, crunchy clothing allowed. Now do your part & SHOP!
All images are courtesy of playbackclothing.com