Public School is lending a dose of hipness to Eileen Fisher’s sustainability efforts.
The two companies are joining forces to launch a zero-waste, limited-edition collection.
News of the collaboration was reported last week.
Public School, which launched in 2008, is bringing its streetwear aesthetic to Fisher’s circular design program. Inspired by a tour of Fisher’s Tiny Factory in Irvington, N.Y., Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, codesigners of Public School, took over the space with the Renew design team, using damaged garments from the take-back program as raw material for their own designs. The zero-waste Public School x Eileen Fisher collection is composed of three ready-to-wear designs that are “resewn” and one hat: all pieces are one of a kind.
The looks consist of a color-blocked silk top for $378, resewn from five blouses; a color-blocked merino sweater with cut-out sleeves for $428, resewn from four sweaters; wide-leg denim pants with snaps down the side for $478, resewn from seven pants, and felted logo hat for $125, felted from recycled garments that can’t be made into new product.
The Public School x Eileen Fisher collection launches exclusively at the Making Space store in Brooklyn on Thursday, in its own corner space, decorated with large green and