Leading social enterprise HoMie has saved over 4,400 garments from landfill via their sub-label HoMie REBORN, dedicated to breathing new life into existing garments. What began from a small studio in 2019 with an oversupply of garments, has become a trailblazer and leader in circular fashion within Australia.
HoMie REBORN have recently teamed up with Ethical Clothing Australia certified ABMT Textiles to create an Australian-first upcycling factory and scale up production. This innovative collaboration is taking deadstock from some of the most beloved brands in Australia and transforming them into new garments, with profits supporting HoMie’s mission to combat youth homelessness.
The capsule collection launched at Melbourne Fashion Week, showcasing at Underground Runway, presented by Collarts. The collection is now available in-store and online with 100% of profits going towards HoMie’s mission of helping young people affected by homelessness or hardship. The collection showcases repurposed samples, returns, and deadstock, breathing new life into them as reimagined pieces.
HoMie REBORN has been an innovator in sustainability and creative reuse in fashion led by Creative Director, Marcus Crook. This collaboration with ABMT Textiles, a leader in natural fibre performance and fashion textiles, marks an exciting milestone in Australian fashion. The new upcycling factory will not only redefine fashion but also contribute to waste reduction and the circular economy within the country.
“It’s a great to give brands the opportunity to consider reusing existing garments,” says Marcus. “REBORN and ABMT together can show how creativity and sustainability go hand in hand to create something unique and desirable.”
Reducing waste: By giving new life to deadstock, the collaboration helps in promoting waste reduction
Profits for a cause: Profits from the upcycling process for brands and the sale of REBORN garments directly support HoMie’s mission to combat youth homelessness.
Inspiring change: With ABMT’s global reputation and HoMie REBORN’s commitment to upcycling, the partnership aims to inspire other Aussie brands to rethink production.
The partnership between HoMie REBORN and ABMT Textiles signifies a bright future in the Australian fashion scene. With shared values and an unwavering commitment to creativity and the environment, this collaboration sets a new standard in sustainable fashion.
In Marcus Crook’s words, “This is not just about clothes; it’s about making a real change in the industry. We’re stoked to be part of this revolution.”
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