Brooklyn-based Zero Waste Daniel has partnered with Pact on a new collection of hoodies designed to illustrate the accessibility of sustainable fashion.
On Thursday, Pact announced its collaboration with the brand known for its mission to draw attention to inclusive fashion in the apparel industry, as well as the sector’s wasteful ways.
Each of the hoodies will feature a patch made from 100 percent recycled materials, courtesy of Zero Waste Daniel.
“Collaborating with Pact is an amazing opportunity to show the value of materials,” said Daniel Silverstein, the designer behind Zero Waste Daniel. “Using leftover samples from the design process, we were able to create hundreds of pieces of beautiful upcycled patchwork.”
Keeping with Pact’s commitment to organic cotton, the hoodies will be manufactured using the same 100 percent organic, Fair Trade Certified cotton featured in its Spring line. The collection is representative of each brand’s desire to showcase eco-conscious and trend-right fashion that remains “attainable” for the general public, according to Pact.
The hoodies will drop on April 24 to highlight Fashion Revolution Day, marked to commemorate and mourn 2013’s catastrophic building collapse in Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza, which led to the deaths of 1,133 and left more than 2,500 injured due to poor health and safety protocols.
“Being able to partner with another pioneer in the fashion revolution is why we were so excited about the collaboration with Zero Waste Daniel,” Pact CEO Brendan Synnott added.
Fashion Revolution Day also serves as a reminder of apparel’s negative impact on climate change.
“Now, more than ever, consumers are looking for companies who are doing right by people and the planet, while still providing interesting and affordable products,” Pact said. “Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of where they spend their dollar, and the apparel industry needs to rise to the occasion to show how it can uphold higher environmental and social standards.”