EMBRACING a circular design process which aims to combat excessive textile waste, Filippa K’s latest capsule collection unites two frequented partners merging Italian craftsmanship with Swedish sustainable innovation.
The limited four-piece drop is a window into a future industry, one which instead of incinerating unused textiles reinvents them into new fabrics, minimising the demand on natural yarns.
Filippa K Autumn/Winter 2022. Photography by Luna Conte
The house began by introducing Italian fabric mill Beste to that of Swedish sustainable tech scale-up Renewcell. By donating waste to the latter, fabric from the mill is transformed into a versatile textile named Circulose – of which has been used to create two pieces from the capsule: the Cropped Jacket and Henry Unisex Trouser.
Filippa K’s renowned Swedish Wool also returns in the form of a striped cable knit jumper, a continuation of a brand tradition which has been about since 2019. The 100% Swedish wool sweater represents the brand’s award-winning supply chain initiative, further emblematic of their fantastic ethos.
by Ben Sanderson