Officina+39's Circular Recycrom Dye Becomes Medium for Wearable Art – Sourcing Journal

By SJ Guest Editorial
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Fashion shouldn’t be a choice between sustainability and style. And lower impact inputs don’t have to mean a staid finished product.
This is the idea behind Blue of a Kind, an Italian fashion company that upcycles vintage products and scraps into new, contemporary circular garments. Beyond being a company, Blue of a Kind was conceived as a community for sustainable fashion.
Officina+39 similarly embraces circularity to lessen the eco impact of dyeing. The company’s Recycrom dyestuff range is made from pre-owned clothing and textile scraps.
Blue of a Kind and Officina+39 are now partnering to bring together their respective waste upcycling processes to save water and make a sustainable statement. The collaboration began remotely mid-pandemic, and has just had its official public launch.

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This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit
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