Our first collection, a collaboration with Recover Brands, utilized the innovative process of combining recycled water bottles and organic cotton to produce a unique and durable fabric. The collection was produced in a biomass powered factory in Guatemala where workers receive fair wages and the factory’s energy comes from the byproduct of the local coffee industry.
For our debut collection, we wanted sleek, comfortable, durable essentials. Q x Recover Brands brought a refined process into a new context. This was our stepping stone in sustainable fashion, and the processes it employs, as a form of clothing that should be appreciated as a new luxury. Science, mindfulness and good design, when in sync, should be valued more highly.
The photo shoot took place in Brooklyn, New York on a live construction site. Lumia Nocito photographed Gabby Richardson, Rebecca Batz and Charlotte McKee for the collection.
The collection included a collaboration between Brooklyn-based, Nigerian artist Laolu. Laolu designed two custom pieces to help visually contextualize the meaning of the term Querencia: Querencia Kid and Querencia Love. (Include original art in slideshow).
7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 14 (Life Below Water) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).