Teatum Jones launches ‘Zero Waste’ initiative with Liberty fabrics

London-based Teatum Jones, which showcased at Copenhagen Fashion Week as part of the Zalando Sustainability Awardshowcase, unveiled its Re-Love | Global Womanhood 2022 collection featuring archival stock, “imperfect and forgotten” Liberty fabrics and damaged tailoring fabrics from British woollen mills.

“As per our Pillar #6 ‘A Slower Approach to Fashion,’ every care and consideration goes into a new textile development. Nothing goes ahead unless it is deemed necessary,” explains Teatum Jones in the show notes. “It is part of our Zero Waste mission to be resourceful with research and development from previous collections, we want nothing to go to waste.”

Teatum Jones worked closely with Liberty on selecting fabrics from its stock archive, described by the brand as “hidden away in their Italian warehouses due to the pandemic”. They chose 12 deadstock fabrics including iconic Liberty prints Standen, Sussex and Ceremony.

These Liberty prints in fuschia, cobalt blue and metallic lames were collaged with Teatum Jones’ signature fil coupé fabric that was carried forward from past seasons to minimise waste in dye development, sampling and production. They also combined the Liberty fabrics with archival autumn/winter 2018 ‘Global Womanhood’ deadstock silks and redesigned them into a patchwork mash-up of varying scales and colours in the Grace Dress.

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