Upcycled clothing such as upcycling Japanese kimonos into beachwear dresses for women or men, resortwear for women, or into amazing loungewear set to lay around the pool or at home while the summer temperatures are high is such a brilliant idea!
This is why we decided to upcycle kimonos into kimono robes, kimono shirts, and kimono blazers…
For summer, HYPECHASE decided to spread colors, comfort, and originality. Following our Sustainable Development Goals for a sustainable fashion design industry, our upcycled kimono project is taking place!
WHAT IS UPCYCLING?
The concept of upcycling fashion garments is about reusing discarded objects or materials in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.
HYPECHASE is a sustainable fashion brand looking for sustainable practices. Upcycling clothes is an amazing project idea totally aligned with our values. It doesn’t entail energy or chemicals to make new garments. It also reduces the significant quantity of fashion waste.
WHERE ARE THE KIMONOS FROM?
The kimonos are collected in Japan before being upcycled in Mongolia. An organisation in Japan is taking care of collecting discarded kimonos, coming directly from private houses or unsold from stores.
The employees collecting the garments are generally living in precarious situations: Single mums, mental or physical disabilities, unemployed…
WHO IS IT FITTING TO?
The kimonos are designed to fit as many people as possible. No difference if you are boy, girl, tall, short, light, or heavy: It will look good on you anyway!
The only detail to care for is the color that has to match your skin.
UNISEX – Boys & Girls
SIZING – S – M / L – XL
HEIGHT – Between 160cm and +200cm
WHO MADE YOUR CLOTHES?
After being pre-selected in Japan, the kimonos are sent to us in Mongolia for a second selection. This time, LIDA BORKHUU (designer & co-founder) is in command. She decides what the fabric will become. Robe? Shirt? Pijama? Blazer?
The kimonos are transformed into rolls, ironed, washed, and handed over for the sewing part. The sewing is made by our employees in our studio in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) or by independent sewers.
WORDS FROM THE FOUNDERS
Every single day, we have the grateful feeling of taking part in the new fashion turnover toward durability.
Giving a second life to pre-loved garments is such a joyful feeling. Working with so many colors and textures that are reflecting decades of craftmanship in Japan is even more exciting!
No words, much love.