ARCHIVIST STUDIO — TIMELESS CASUAL WEAR MADE FROM UPCYCLED MATERIALS

ARCHIVIST STUDIO — TIMELESS CASUAL WEAR MADE FROM UPCYCLED MATERIALS

Like many people I have spent a lot of this year at home – not least at my home office desk. One question always crops up: “What can I wear that’s comfortable, but also appropriate for Zoom meetings and small coffee breaks at my local cafe?”. Upcycling label Archivist Studio offers just such garments, while saving old materials at the same time. Founded by Eugenie Haitsma Mulier and Johannes Offerhaus in 2019, the collection is timeless and emphatically casual, with shirts and shorts that come in subtle off-white, olive green and navy blue shades that all combine well. But it’s the material used by the duo that is particularly exciting: the items are made from luxury hotel bed linen which is normally disposed of as soon as it shows signs of wear. The pair, a former Zalando employee and fashion design graduate from ArtEZ university in the Netherlands, felt this material was far too good to be thrown away. All the pieces are produced in Europe, packed in paper, and if a shirt has any defects, it’s used for collaborations with designers and artists like Martan (based in New York and Amsterdam) rather than being thrown away. You can currently buy a selection of Archivist’s embroidered pieces at Freiraum in Berlin. If you’re looking for a garment that is versatile and, above all, durable, then you’ve come to the right place!

Text: Sophie Doering / Photos: Archivist Studio & Arturo + Bamboo

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