Venice Biennale 2019: The Art of Leftovers

From ceramic clothes to an inside-out plane, powerful pieces that use repurposed materials

Considering this year’s Venice Biennale title, “May you live in interesting times,” it makes perfect sense that many artists addressed human impact on the environment. To combat our excessive consumption and unending creation of waste, sustainable solutions are constantly created—or attempted. Perhaps the most common theme we found at this year’s event is one of upcycling and repurposing goods, from fish nets to discarded clothing. Here are …

Atelier & Repairs and Candiani Denim’s Sustainable Collaboration

Luxury denim that employs eco-friendly materials and processes

While denim is a favorite fabric of millions of consumers, it comes at quite the cost for our environment. Between the raw cotton material, dye, wash supplies and water, jeans (and all denim apparel) take a sizable amount of material to create, but that material can rarely be reused. Think of how long some vintage jeans have been kept. And while quality is always of …

Hagen Backpack

TUMI’s new Hagen Backpack is part of their collection of products whose exterior is made from recycled nylon scraps and lining from recycled water bottles—all the while maintaining the brand’s high standards. With a padded laptop sleeve, dual-access waterproof bottle pocket, key leash and an external loop designed for attaching this bag to the handle of a suitcase, the Hagen is a functional product for …