These 6 Sustainable Filipino Brands Are Turning Old Clothes And Retaso Into Statement Pieces

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From a designer who turns kurtina into trousers to a local brand who hand paints album covers on old jackets, here’s how you can still save the clothes you no longer wear like these local designers.

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RIOTASO CLOTHING

Whoever told you that shower curtains and table tops aren’t lowkey fire must be lying. Look at the material. And with matching reversible bucket hats? Immaculate. RIOtaso can turn anything and everything into wearable art.

ATELIER DEPT

Is this a peak Libra moment? When you can’t choose what to wear, just put the two desired silhouettes together. Atelier Dept has been creating 1 of 1 patchwork jeans, reworked jackets and even hand-painted ones that help in pushing for more sustainable choices in fashion like this polo and vest hybrid.

WEARY STUDIOS

Repurposed and hand-painted garms? Sign us up any day because we want everything Weary Studios creates. As if we need any more reasons to face this Frank Ocean drought in the pandemic, we’ll be holding onto this blond denim jacket for now.

ALYANNA FERRER

Alyanna Ferrer’s debut collection is inspired by menswear silhouettes that are spliced together. The fabrics are all “reissued pieces,” hence the collection’s title, made from old, unwanted and deadstock materials. We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely adding that blazer x denim jacket piece, that’s for sure.

JANN BUNGCARAS

This Cebuano has been making waves ever since his debut collection at the Bench Design Awards in 2018. A strong advocate for sustainable fashion, Jann Bungcaras uses textile-wastes and manages to create pieces that are embedded in Filipino culture.

RANDOLF CLOTHING

What happens when you’re a pop-culture obsessed creative that upholds sustainability? Ask RJ Santos, the head honcho of Randolf Clothing. He’s been changing the game since day 1 by referencing iconic characters and poking fun at local pop culture while consciously lessening waste by recycling scrap fabrics and following a no-waste policy.

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