Berlin is a free city. Anyone can wear as much as they want here. How about some old duvet cover? It sounds like a weird idea, but with this project, two young Berlin fashion designers want to turn the whole industry upside down. Neil Novaber, 26, and Michael Pfeiffer, 25, sell duvet covers called “moots” that end up in the trash.
Neil Nuber studied fashion design and graduated in the summer. “During my studies, I also dealt with the fashion industry – and I discovered that a lot of ready-made textiles are thrown in the trash.” She decided to create a fashion collection from discarded goods – and found a partner in the Berlin City Mission. “I went to a clothes room and found a trash bag with loose clothes. It included several Thai tailor suits. “Of course, homeless people can’t do much with it.” So the plan to create more ideas grew.
He was supported by Michael Pfeiffer, who studied business administration. “I had hardly any contact with the textile industry – except for the fact that I buy clothes like everyone else,” he says. He tackled the subject, learned a lot from it. “The fashion industry is one of the biggest killers of the climate, I wasn’t aware of it. 2000 liters of water are used to make T-shirts alone. That is the water that one can provide for three years.
Nebuchadnezzar had a hard time dealing with it before his studies – until he visited the city’s mission’s textile sorting department. “The piles of clothes were meters high – and one employee said it was a waste of a week.” Because: Clothing donation containers, which can be found everywhere in the scenery of Berlin, are used by many people to dispose of their old clothes. Most of the clothing that ends up here is broken, old, dirty and unusable. Companies lose their uniforms when they want to renew them. And this is the best example: “Homeless people don’t need tailor-made suits, they need clean clothes every day.” Even large quantities of bedding are collected, but no one can do anything with them, which is why sheets and structures end up in the trash.
Startup “Mot”, “Made of Out Trash” was born with this idea. Idea: The founders could be supplied with materials that would actually end up in the trash and be dyed in the dyeing works. T-shirts are made from them in two Berlin sewing shops. Some are the same color, others have bright bed linen patterns. It is already clear that the idea is working. “A lot of buyers like to be surprised,” says Pfeiffer.
The pieces are currently available at the Moot online shop (www.moot.eco) – and at “Nuchal”, BSR’s only used department store. Founders’ Mission: Above all, we want to draw attention to the issue of waste. Big fashion labels offer their stuff – and consumers don’t have time to worry about it, “says Neubauer.
Then there are working conditions. There have been major accidents in Bangladesh such as the closure of a sewing shop, but overall this problem is not very common in our society. At this point we want to enlighten, my heart hangs on it. To further develop the project, Neubauer and Fair fair have launched a fundraising campaign. Because there are so many ideas. Neubauer has just made a down jacket from Dwight. “My dream is that someday we will be able to offer a complete dress made of old fabric.”
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