Sustainable clothes are one of the most efficient ways to be better to the earth. You already need to wear a shirt—why not opt for one that’s eco-conscious? Gant is trying to do just that, starting with its Upcylced collection. The line launched this week.
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The upcycled idea is simple: After manufacturing shirting, Gant took the leftover pieces of fabric and used them to create patchwork shirts.
“There’s a great tradition within American sportswear for patchwork, especially with tartan and madras,” says Matthew Wood, Creative Director at Gant Global. “The team really enjoyed playing around and giving these old, exclusively made archived fabrics the chance to be worn as the perfect fall shirt.”
The limited collection includes four styles—three for men, one for women—that use these scraps. The men’s shirts retail for $185, and are sold inside and online. A cool patchwork shirt is a great go-to for fall—wear it with black jeans, Chelsea boots, and a leather jacket.