If you are thinking about the future, guess what? Someone is doing it! It’s a statement in all practicality for future and present fashionistas. The fashion industry has to stay fresh as well as conscientiousness and to manufacture items that have a bit more of a positive story behind their brand. Consumers are starting to wise up to the importance of quality craftsmanship and sustainability which means our purchases will last a lot longer and look out for our well being. And that’s where Tunji Dada comes in: with a bit of army surplus fabrics and a blend of environmental juices (theoretically….lol), i.e., latex and organic cotton.


Image credit: Alan Ritter


Image credit: Alan Ritter

Tunji Dada gets interestingly refreshing and surprising with sustainable textiles for its 2011 spring collection. The New York-based designer’s “Furbished: Refurbished Spring 2011 Neo-Sex Collection” is a combination of unisex clothing items with classic jackets for any season – made available to order in a variety or mess of colours.

Image credit: Alan Ritter


Image credit: Alan Ritter

According to Nurlana Ahmadova, their operational manager at Tunji Dada she talks about the collection as an excess created by a tenacious seasonal fashion timetable through the use of surplus material, which to be precise is that – 70% of the collection was produced with the comprehension of vintage poly-blend and recouped cotton shirts. She also continues to point out that the rubberized jackets are hand-tailored to order with a blend of biodegradable natural latex–that breaks down in sunlight, water  and organic cotton, sourced from South Carolina and California.


Image credit: Alan Ritter

The apparels are manufactured locally in Tunji Dada’s studio and in New York’s Garment District (talk  about serious professionalism)! Only natural dyes are used for dyeing and is performed in-house. Present update – collection soon to appear in their currently under-construction website and in their retail store in New York. Can’t wait? Here’s you go:

2 Bond Street,
New York City, with a price ranging of $180 for shirts to upwards of $3000 for any custom-ordered Jacks!!!! Hope that suffices your appetite for curiosity and it’s a pleasure.

 

Image credit: Alan Ritter ; http://www.treehugger.com