Topshop Launches Upcycled Womenswear Collection, “Topshop Reclaim”

Following the success of Topshop’s collaborations with “Reclaim to Wear,” the waste-reducing initiative founded by Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci of From Somewhere, the high-street retailer is launching its first stand-alone collection of womenswear derived from existing stock, including surplus materials and production offcuts from previous seasons. “Topshop Reclaim,” which debuted online and in stores last week, offers “essential transitional” pieces such as floral-silk jumpsuits, leopard-printed culottes, and dark-wash denim jackets.

Trish Clarke, Topshop’s head of technical services, says the collection provides an “ethical solution to disregarded material” through the retailer’s design lens.

“We are inspired to challenge textile waste across our product areas, whilst still creating versatile designs that are wardrobe essentials for our customers,” Clarke says. “From ‘70s button-down dresses, to sheer-panel printed blouses, we want everyday fashion to be sustainable in Topshop’s portfolio and blueprint.”

Prices for the collection range from $22 for a ribbed camisole to $125 for a one-piece romper.

Reclaim to Wear’s de Castro says she’s proud of the legacy her consultancy has left behind. “We have now left Topshop design team with the tools and the inspiration to carry this collection forward and expand on their upcycling should they wish to do so,” she tells Ecouterre.

Topshop previously created a line of recycled denim with musician Pharrell Williams’s Bionic Yarn firm, as well as a series of ethically produced coats with local designer Izzy Lane.

Via Ecouterre

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