Fashion collection made of plastic waste sewn with recycled sewing thread

A&E Gütermann supports young designer

Published on: 13.11.2019

The young designer Shirin Araghi has won the Mittelmoda Sustainability Special Award 2019 with her collection "The 2050 Project". "The 2050 Project" focuses on the pollution of the oceans by plastic. The young designer was looking for a sustainable solution to recycle and upcycle plastic for clothing and designed her collection for the AMD Fashion Award 2019.

Her collection combines organic lines with urban silhouettes and specially designed prints inspired by the plankton of the oceans. What is special about her collection, however, are the materials used. Warema's special Sea-Tex fabric, which consists of 50% recycled plastic waste from the sea, was sewn with our sustainable Mara rPET sewing thread. The raw material for this sewing thread is provided by recycled beverage bottles made of 100% PET.

Shirin Araghi: ‘The jury was impressed that I also paid attention to details, such as sustainable yarns. The products I developed were never made of comparable materials. I focused on sustainability very early in my career. I felt the urge to change the fashion business because I was so grateful for the opportunity to live my dream that I wanted to give something back to the fashion world’.

A&E Gütermann is also enthusiastic about this fashion masterpiece and agrees - a young designer with exceptional talent - dear Shirin, we congratulate you on this success and wish you all the best for your future!