Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and RÆBURN: the England-based Designer Mother Nature Loves
“It is Mr. Ræburn’s clear vision of clothes that protect man and the planet that make him an original and exceptional designer.”
-Suzy Peta Menkes, British journalist and fashion critic
Christopher RÆBURN is the embodiment of innovative fashion with a moral compass, attracting sustainable fashion advocates worldwide.
But what exactly makes him so revolutionary?
He’s an innovative mastermind who's considerate about the environment.
Raeburn drove the renovation of what was once a Burberry textile factory, to what is now the REMADE studio in Hackney, London.
The REMADE studio is driven by its four Rs ethos: REMADE, REDUCED, RECYCLED and RÆBURN.
Every product made in the studio is carefully deconstructed from its original form and reworked using a surplus of other materials, resulting in a unique and functional end product. Production is even kept in small batches to maintain the high level of quality and customization.
“I think as a designer you have an obligation to consider what you are doing and why; ultimately, we want to make strong, sustainable choices that provide our customers with a completely unique and desirable product.”
He sets his models on fire while drawing inspiration from the military and outdoor exploration.
Yes. You read correctly.
Nomex is a flame resistant fabric most commonly found in firefighter suits. Raeburn’s AW12 SCORCH / FREEZE collection re-appropriates fire fighter trousers into outwear essentials.
Most all of Raeburn’s collections are influenced from military and exploratory concepts, each usually having a dominant textile or feature while maintaining functional features.
Take the SS13 DEPLOY / FLIGHT, a collection making its first appearance at London Fashion Week who’s standout attribute is mesh smock, a waxed fabric from re-appropriated military sleeping bags. Some design patterns, like the parka, were even cut directly from a parachute.
Endless collaborations and then some.
Nearly every other week we come across a new collaboration.
The Christopher RÆBURN team can take a product from any brand and educate a wider audience on the importance of reusing and recycling material. The Palladium collaboration was constructed using recycled rubber and recycled PET and the Royal College of Art / Nikeisha Nelson collaboration for the safety pack bag was REMADE from an original RAF helicopter emergency pack.
The REMADE studio
And if you weren’t already blown away by the groundbreaking talent, Christopher RÆBURN keeps the community engaged at the REMADE studio through a range of events. Locals can attend beginner and advanced workshops to design their own products, explore the studio, and join in on facilitated discussions.
You don’t want to miss Christopher RÆBURN’s next revolutionary product, collaboration, or event.