Z x The R Collective
As part of ZIMMERMANN’s commitment to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals, we partnered with the R Collective to create timeless eyewear cases launching in our Spring 2022 collection.
The R Collective are a social impact business committed to ending fashion waste by rescuing, reusing, and recycling materials. The R Collective has been a strategic partner in identifying recycling solutions for ZIMMERMANN’s fabrics, supporting us throughout the recycling process and creating opportunities for long-term partnerships to continue recycling our obsolete textiles.
The canvas eyewear cases are made of 60% recycled pre-consumer linen and cotton and 40% virgin cotton. We chose to recycle IP-sensitive fabrics that carry distinctive prints and patterns, that are typically unsuitable to reuse as-is. By using unique machines, these fabrics were shredded and returned to their fibre state to be spun into new yarn. By using recycled fibres, we have tapped into existing materials and reduced the environmental impact that can result from the production of new textiles, such as the impact of greenhouse gas emissions, intensive water use and pollution.