Taylor Stitch’s New Restitched Clothing Line Is Easy on the Environment, Your Wallet
Here are our five favorites from the drop
If you’ve ever paid a (digital) visit to the Taylor Stitch Workshop, you know the SF brand operates a little differently than its peers in the menswear sphere. As part of its hybrid business model, Taylor Stitch crowd-funds many of its shirts, shorts and jackets before making them, and can rack up over 400% of funding on its most coveted wares.
Basically, the Workshop ensures the brand always knows exactly what its loyal fans want, while nipping in the bud an industry proclivity for overproduction. That commitment to conservation can also be found in TS’s materials. For instance, the brand uses organic cotton that’s grown without a drop of insecticide.
Taylor Stitch’s most recent campaign is a natural marriage of its creativity and sustainability. This week, the brand unveiled the Restitch collection, a line of duds created from a take-back program.
Taylor Stitch reached out to the very community it’s built via the Workshop, and collected 1,500 garments of old Taylor Stitch clothing — jeans, waffle knits, chore coats, you name it. Each “donation” was reciprocated with credit to spend at Taylor Stitch: from $15 for shirts, to $25 for outerwear. Then, the brand spent months painstakingly repairing the clothing, and sorting them into two divisions. Restitch Recents features newish to never-worn products (some were defective and pulled straight from the factory line), while Vintage features older, rebuilt TS classics, which you won’t find anywhere else.
To be fair to other companies out there, like Marine Layer or Patagonia in particular, this sustainable, circular economy method did not spring straight from the brains of Taylor Stitch. In fact, TS accomplished the project with the help of Yerdle (which has also helped brands like REI and Eileen Fisher pull off similar campaigns). And if we’re completely honest, we’re a tad disappointed that Taylor Stitch (a durability king!) is only rebuilding its own previously-sold clothing. Still, these are minuscule nitpicks when considering the amount of clothes that ends up sitting in landfills — an astonishing 85% of all apparel, even donated clothing. Every initiative helps, and this is a step in the right direction.
Not to mention, the threads are great, and the prices are lower than a usual TS piece. Find five of our favorites below, chosen from both the Recent and Vintage collections. And act fast, these sizes are going.
The Slim Chino in Khaki
The Chore Coat
The Slim Jean
Blue Agave Cotton & Linen Terry Crewneck
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