SUSTAINABILITY – DEADSTOCK AND UPCYCLING

We work almost exclusively with deadstock or upcycled fabrics for our production

It's no secret that we are crazy about deadstock fabrics. Our two seasonal Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter are both created from deadstock fabrics (but often combined with upcycled material as well), handpicked by founders Nanna and Simon Wick in Prato, Italy. Creating with what already is, is a no brainer to us and everyday we strive towards a more responsible and greener production.

Of course deadstock comes with limitations. Let's say we buy a roll of fabrics, but there's only enough to make 20 jackets? We do the 20 jackets, fully aware that this product cannot restock again. This is also why we release a lot of colorways of our popular styles, so that can keep living and we can grow our (di)vision family. A plus of working this way, is due to our limited production we avoid overstock.

All of our deadstock fabrics are sourced exclusively in Prato, Italy where we have a strong partnership with our suppliers, who works with some of the finest materials from the greatest designers in the world.

What about the upcycling?

When (di)vision was founded back in 2018, we only did upcycling. While upcycling is fun, it can be limiting and time consuming. Back then our split bomber jackets was made from old surplus military jackets that we reworked. In the end, it was hard for us to secure the quality of the product and we started developing our own version made form deadstock fabrics.

We still upcycle. A lot. So much that we created a line called (di)construct by (di)vision, consisting of unqiue 1-of-1 items, handcrafted in our Copenhagen studio.We use everything from vintage stock such as old Carhartt jackets or Levis jeans, to old tablecloths, military tents or parachutes - you get the point. Anything is possible here, and it’s really only limited to our imagination. 

Our fabrics are sourced around in Europe. Either from stocklots, military surplus or vintage wholesale.

So if you wan't something entirely for you - watch out for the label (di)construct.

We see (di)vision as two parts; (di)construct & (di)vision, lets us walk you through it real quick.

(di)construct is our 1-of-1 project. Everything you see with the label (di)construct is a unique reconstructed product. We use everything from vintage stock such as old Carhartt jackets or Levis jeans, to old tablecloths, military tents or parachutes - you get the point. Anything is possible here, and it’s really only limited to our imagination. Every (di)construct product is handmade in our studio by our talented team. As these products can’t be produced in larger quantities, a lot of time and effort goes into making each and every product.

Working with unique products naturally comes with challenges. One of these is that we aren’t able to recreate the exact same product in different sizes and quantities and we get that it bums people out when they can’t get an exact piece if it is already sold. So let us tell you how we try to fix this issue with our mainline, (di)vision.

As you probably know by now, we try to create from what’s already existing. (di)vision is no exception. Our mainline is therefore a mix of cut-and-sew products and pre-existing products bought in bulk.

The majority of all products are cut-and-sew products made from exclusive deadstock fabrics sourced and sewn in city Prato just outside Florence, Italy. These products are also sold wholesale to selected retailers around the world.

We work almost exclusively with deadstock or upcycled fabrics for our production. 

You might find yourself asking; what's up with those pre-existing products then? It became a reality as we learned that every day, clothing companies go bankrupt. A bankrupt company sometimes means a warehouse full of stuff that can’t be sold. Perfectly fine stuff just gets piled away in some dusty warehouse and forgotten for years. We snatch it up and rework it into new styles.

We know it’s pretty complicated but we tried to keep it simple, if you have any questions regarding our production and core values please message us at sustainability@di-vsn.con