Over the past ten years Liz Alig has become known for our innovative use of recycled textiles in our designs. Liz's first collection was made entirely of recycled textiles, because sustainable and fair trade fabrics were very difficult to source at the time. Over the past ten years we have recycled over 5 tons of second hand clothes and textiles.
Some of our favorites textiles to use in our collections are grey t-shirts, button down shirts, excess rolls of fabric, denim fibers, and traditional fabrics. These textiles are purchased at local markets in developing countries, thoroughly cleaned, pattern pieces are cut as if these garments were fabric, and they are sewn into new designs.
Second Hand Button Down Shirts Being Cut into New Patterns in Haiti
Recycled Denim Fibers Being Re-Spun in Guatemala