Hyundai unveils its own sustainable fashion clothing line
South Korean car company, Hyundai Motor Company announced that it has launched a fashion collection made out of upcycling discarded materials from automotive manufacturing and scrapping into fashionable products.
In line with the company's vision, "Progress for Humanity," the collection called Re: Style 2020 aims to encourage cross-industry collaboration to champion new thinking and innovation in sustainable design and lifestyle.
Six sustainably-minded designers worked in partnership with Hyundai Motor to create jewelry, jumpsuits, work vests, bags and various other clothing
Building on the success of its predecessor in 2019, the Re:Style 2020 capsule fashion collection has been created in partnership with renowned trendy fashion brands Alighieri, E.L.V. DENIM, Public School, pushBUTTON, Richard Quinn and Rosie Assoulin.
These forward-thinking partners were selected as they share Hyundai's vision of finding more sustainable ways to create the products we love. Each one is joining in Hyundai's goal to collaborate across industries to drive innovation in sustainable design and lifestyle.
Hyundai Motor unveils the collection digitally to ensure the safety of people amid the global pandemic. The pieces are revealed on Hyundai's social media channels, as well as those of Selfridges and the participating brands from October 8.
Featuring a variety of products such as jewelry, jumpsuits, working vests, bags and various other clothing made with discarded materials from the automobile production and scrapping process, the event will kick-start sales on October 13 exclusively at London's Selfridges pop-up store and the Selfridges online store.
The event will be also aligned with Project Earth, a symbolically sustainable campaign operated by Selfridges, a UK-based chain of high-end department stores and an online retailer.
The sales will raise funds for the British Fashion Council's Institute of Positive Fashion.
The participating brands and their items are:
- Alighieri: a stunning collection of necklaces, chokers, bracelets and other items created with repurposed seatbelts, car glass and foam materials, as well as gold, silver, bronze and freshwater pearls,
- E.L.V. DENIM: a jumpsuit created using upcycled denim and leather scraps from the car manufacturing process,
- PUBLIC SCHOOL: a Fuji Technical Vest created out of discarded seatbelt webbings and airbag materials,
- pushBUTTON: a work vest with pockets using airbag materials that keeps the airbag's original details,
- Richard Quinn: a corset made of recycled airbag fabrics with a blue and white floral pattern,
- Rosie Assoulin: a tote bag made of seatbelt webbings, carpet fabrics and foam repurposed from discarded automotive materials.
It is noted that the limited-edition pieces will be sold in the London department store called Selfridges starting this week, with prices ranging from $250 to $1,450.
Written by: Gabriella Steyn.