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More Than Just a Jacket With Paynter

Greater People Interviews

More Than Just a Jacket With Paynter

We often hear the phrase ‘do one thing and do it really well’, the idea that focusing all your creative thinking and time on a single craft will yield the best results. The thought of committing a large amount of time and energy is often very daunting, with unpredictable results and slight possibility of failure it’s not uncommon for people to fold under the pressure. However Huw and Becky from Paynter have shown what is possible when hard work meets incredible story telling and transparency. Ahead of the release of Batch No.3.5 (available on the 30th of May at 9AM...

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The Side Bag Collection

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The Side Bag Collection

The Side Bag collection focuses on reconstructing and repurposing worn and damaged outerwear garments into fully functional side bags that are built to withstand daily use. With function at the forefront each bag maintains elements from the original jacket and lined with an organic heavyweight cotton. The bags feature unique patinas and finishes depending on how the garments were treated and used. Each bag is unique in every aspect from shape, size, colour, detailing and materials. Photography and Art Direction by Jaimus Tailor & Zak Ozturk Model: Canaan O'Neil

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The Offcuts Bottle Bags

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The Offcuts Bottle Bags

The Offcuts Bottle Bag collection uses the surplus fabrics taken from previous Greater Goods projects such as 'The Tote Bag Project'. Each bottle bag is a carefully crafted patchwork of offcuts, with each bag combining fabrics taken from over 10 North Face garments and also includes elements of military surplus in an effort to reduce man-made waste and to breathe new life into undesired off-cut materials. Designed with function and practicality in the forefront each bag utilises an adjustable poly cord sling and carabiner.  Photography and Art Direction by Jaimus Tailor Model: Canaan O'Neil

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Helen Kirkum's Spontaneous Collage Approach to Trainer and Footwear Design

Greater People Interviews Studio Visits

Helen Kirkum's Spontaneous Collage Approach to Trainer and Footwear Design

Helen Kirkum is not your ordinary footwear designer, her unique collage approach to the craft and use of upcycled materials has pushed her into the artist bracket. This artistic flare fused with her fierce work ethic and footwear design education has led her to an impressive client list which includes big names such as; Reebok, Byredo, Takashi Murakami, Complex Con, Timberland and Melissa just to name a few.   We met up with Helen at her East London studio during her hectic work schedule having just flown back from NYC after working with Adidas to create a very limited version...

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Pia Schiele Is Redefining Skate Clothing One garment at a Time

Greater People Interviews Studio Visits

Pia Schiele Is Redefining Skate Clothing One garment at a Time

Pia’s work caught my eye one evening while I was scrolling through the now non-existent ‘Following’ feed on Instagram. I saw that the talented artist duo Dello Studios liked an image from an account called Loutre.co. I was an instant fan of Pia’s work, warm tones and bold pastel coloured trousers grabbed my attention within seconds, and I found myself wanting to learn more about the process and thoughts behind her work. From old curtains to deadstock fabrics, Pia is no stranger to upcycling. She has recycled numerous fabrics and transformed them into unique stylish garments that leave you wondering...

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