When taking a look at the world around us, the necessity for a more sustainable tomorrow is evident, and no one is more aware of this than the environmentally-conscious creative platform Space Available. Harking on the world’s current fondness for reflection, the company is using innovative technology to offer sustainable solutions for those in the creative sphere aiming to make the world a greener place. For its latest project, the company has recruited skateboarder-turned-fashion designer Alex Olson to assist in designing a range of recycled garments for their TRASH FOR TREES collaboration.
Offering streetwear picks in the form of limited-edition woven sun hats, water bottle holders and graphic tees boasting the “Help The Change” call to action, the collab is both stylish and socially conscious in nature. With the garments being crafted from discarded factory scraps and accessories structured out of waste plastic, the brand’s ethos, of “Education, Conversation and Collaboration” shines through as the team aims to not only empty the ocean of harmful waste but also create wider awareness. And, with Olson having left his streetwear mark on every piece, the collection stands as a wearable comment on the worrying state of our planet.
While the use of waste led design already sets the collaboration apart from any other, that is not where the pair’s sustainable mission stops. Turning to its official partner The Sumatran Orangutan Society, the creative hub is also working towards the self-inflicted goal of planting 10,000 trees in the depth of the Indonesian rainforest as well as sending 20% of the collab’s profits straight towards ensuring that the orangutans will have a constant and nurtured home. So, when in search of an example of the type of revolutionary work that can be done in creative spheres to further the health of our planet, look no further than Space Available and Alex Olson.
You can shop the TRASH FOR TREES collection at www.spaceavailable.tv.