ReclAIMEd turns ONE today!
To celebrate, we’re suiting up in our limited edition Suits for Suits collaboration with M.J Bale and having a party. Check out all the details below and don’t miss out on the online auction to own your very own customised suit ⇩⇩⇩
What do you get when you decide to tackle fashion’s impact on the environment while mentoring kids on 3 continents? ReclAIMEd: the collection where we take leftover clothes from our apparel line and from partner brands and instead of tossing them into landfill or incinerators, we recycle/upcycle them with artwork from some amazing artists.
AIME x M.J Bale Join Together
to Celebrate the 1st Birthday of ReclAIMEd
ReclAIMEd celebrates its 1st birthday today, and is ourresponse to the environmental crisis and the staggering 100 billion pieces of clothing that are made every year for seven billion people. A lot of these clothes are never even worn, with billions of dollars’ worth of clothing ending up as landfill or being incinerated. From its inception last year, we continue to work with like-minded brands from around the world to donate their dead stock or leftover fabric and have it re-worked in creative ways, with the input from the kids in the AIME program.
As part of this project and following the success of last year’s Suits For Suits exhibition and partnership, AIME and M.J Bale are doing it again. This year, M.J Bale has donated suits that will be the canvas for AIME’s selection of some of Australia’s most promising artists to transform into works of art, breathing new life into the garments.
“Suits for Suits is about us building bridges from a traditional corporate symbol to open the doors for kids around the world to see through the world of imagination, and what is possible.” Jack Manning Bancroft – AIME Founder.
“It’s an honour for M.J. Bale to work again with AIME, an organisation transforming the lives of not just First Nations kids, but marginalised children worldwide. Textile waste and toxic landfill is a huge challenge facing our generation and the generations to come, and this project with AIME hopefully shines a spotlight on the opportunity we have to not just reuse and recycle, but use our collective imagination to reclaim the future.” Matt Jensen – M.J. Bale Founder
Each artist has customised a suit in their artistic style to give it a new life, ready to be shared with the world. Included are artworks from the likes of international artist and proud Bundjalung woman, Bronwyn Bancroft, along with Georgia Hill, Marty Baptiste and Luna Tunes – just to name a few.
With no brief and no rules, the project continues to be all about pure imagination, which is our ethos and each of the artists have been free to get as creative as possible. This ongoing global project aims to solve a challenge and ReclAIME the future with M.J Bale & AIME auctioning the suits to help fund the work we’re doing in fighting for imagination, and for a fairer world.
Artists involved in Suits for Suits include:
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