Benjamin Benmoyal’s Clothing From Recycled Cassette Tape

For his collection called It Was Better Tomorrow, Benjamin Benmoyal hand-wove sculptural garments from recycled cassette tape, recycled yarn and Tencel. Benmoyal (a student at London’s Central Saint Martins) drew inspiration from his time in the Israeli army, the colors of Iceland and artists James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson, as well as brutalist architecture. The resulting garments are quite stunning, from their luminous quality to …

Pothra by Nooka

Matthew Waldman's eco-friendly planter made from used coffee grounds

While recycling has become second nature to many people, it’s easy to forget that we still throw away tons of useful materials every single day. Designer Matthew Waldman of Nooka took a short break from creating cutting-edge timepieces to do his part by saving up his daily coffee grounds for a year, with the plan of finding them a new life. “Living in New York …

Proof Eyewear

Upcycled skateboards and plant-based acetate in a range of shades and RX glasses

As part of a movement in eyewear design to use sustainable materials, or at the very least adopt a certain rustic aesthetic, we have come across several creative ways to incorporate wood into glasses and sunglasses. While Shwood is the most recognizable name in the category, and Brooklyn Spectacles stands out on the other end of the spectrum for their laser-etched, faux-wood styles, Proof may …