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The first thing new e-tailer Garment wants you to understand is how much waste the clothing manufacturing industry actually produces, and the hard numbers are scary (700 gallons of water to make one t-shirt?). To stop this cycle of over-production and hopefully halt environmental side effects, Garment is committed to the 3 "re's": re-work, re-cycle, and re-issue.
In keeping with the positive LA attitude toward recycling, and similar to local re-purposed fashion heavyweights Reformation and Re/Done, Garment offers bespoke alterations to post-consumer recycled clothing, resulting in one-of-a-kind creations made from reclaimed pieces. Helmed by 4 fashion insiders with combined experience at Everlane, Band of Outsiders, Kelly Wearstler, and Halston, Garment features a tightly edited selection of livable basics, with the current focus on the half/shirt, available for $132 in a multitude of sizes and colorways.
The rotating collection has styles for both men and women, and is exclusively available online, officially launching today.