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why, yes we can make that!

meet JJ. he is the genius behind 1926, an adorable brand celebrating the glamour of the 20's, and the style of the city!

jj fondrisi, founder of 1926 in custom ZWD joggers

jj fondrisi, founder of 1926 in custom ZWD joggers

1926 is inspired by the fashion illustrations of JJ's grandfather, Joe Fondrisi. his sketches adorn the tee-shirts, notecards, pins and other assorted goodies you can find at 1926 just a few feet away from Zero Waste Daniel in the Broadway Market!

as a thrifty designer, and style icon in his own right, JJ saw a brilliant opportunity to upcycle his old 1926 stock in to an epic ensemble fit for an icon. 

the question: can you make me custom joggers out of 1926 tee-shirts?

the answer: why, yes we can make that!

using 4 tee's, we were able to take the material apart, and ReRoll them into brand new yardage to make THESE:

Now you can get your ZWD customized too for just 50 bucks! Add your desired product to the cart, and then click the link on the product page and fill out the form describing your desired customizations from length, to color to necklines and more, we've got you covered! Then just add your $50 customization to the cart and checkout! Please allow up to 3 weeks for you custom order to ship.

Give it a try today, and you could be looking as fly as JJ in a few days! Click here to explore your own custom ZWD!

investment shopping 101

make your wardrobe work overtime: back to basics.

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what are basics anyway? is it a staple color? is it a shape? is it that person who drank too much, and is being super predictable? STOP SCREAMING AND CRYING, WE'RE IN PUBLIC.  you're so basic!

if you want to be zero waste, you can't need new stuff all the time, because buying more stuff requires a lot of resources and most people don't make stuff without making more waste. think about buying investment pieces that will enhance your wardrobe and can be worn multiple ways. 

here is a perfect example of how our zero waste black raglan from the zwd collection can take you from work to the weekend and through the summer, boy, girl, or in between. 

werk, werk, werk, werk, werk

show your american pride with made in america products like this classic  AMERICAN APPAREL  button down shirt, hold credit cards in the ultra cool, truly magic  MAGIC INDUSTRIE  recycled vintage book wallet, up the bling ring game with   MADE IN EARTH  high quality stones that each have a unique story and layer your look with ZWD to beat the over air-conditioned office.   

show your american pride with made in america products like this classic AMERICAN APPAREL button down shirt, hold credit cards in the ultra cool, truly magic MAGIC INDUSTRIE recycled vintage book wallet, up the bling ring game with  MADE IN EARTH high quality stones that each have a unique story and layer your look with ZWD to beat the over air-conditioned office. 
 

balance out your Alexander Wang work shorts (not eco, but are easily revived from the fashion wasteland when thrifted from  CROSSROADS ) with your ZWD long sleeve raglan, and a  HAWKS AND DOVES   sexy recycled statement bag, read   WEAR NO EVIL   by Greata Eagan  during your morning commute, while sipping your coffee in a  BALL  mason jar, this  pocket guide to sustainable dressing is a quick easy summer read that will change your life. seriously. you're welcome. 

balance out your Alexander Wang work shorts (not eco, but are easily revived from the fashion wasteland when thrifted from CROSSROADS) with your ZWD long sleeve raglan, and a HAWKS AND DOVES sexy recycled statement bag, read WEAR NO EVIL by Greata Eagan during your morning commute, while sipping your coffee in a BALL mason jar, this pocket guide to sustainable dressing is a quick easy summer read that will change your life. seriously. you're welcome. 

friday got me feelin' like... 

L TRAIN VINTAGE  in nyc literally has dream denim shorts in every shade and second hand fashion is here at better prices, same designers, less waste. your raglan is the ultimate accessory tied around your waste or covering up when a summer breeze strikes. use tote bags to carry your weekend groceries at the farmers market, and school yourself on the history of fashion's relationship with the environment with  SUSTAINABLE FASHION  by  Colleen Hill and Jennifer Farley Gordon.

L TRAIN VINTAGE in nyc literally has dream denim shorts in every shade and second hand fashion is here at better prices, same designers, less waste. your raglan is the ultimate accessory tied around your waste or covering up when a summer breeze strikes. use tote bags to carry your weekend groceries at the farmers market, and school yourself on the history of fashion's relationship with the environment with SUSTAINABLE FASHION by Colleen Hill and Jennifer Farley Gordon.

did you know  DR MARTEN  makes vegan leather sandals? they can be found on  PLANETSHOES  and they pick up our ZWD faux leather tiles perfectly, get inspired by the freedom, the weekend brings with  GREEN-INSPIRED  eco-friendly notebooks, and send me your thoughts and doodles @zerowastedaniel on twitter and instagram!  

did you know DR MARTEN makes vegan leather sandals? they can be found on PLANETSHOES and they pick up our ZWD faux leather tiles perfectly, get inspired by the freedom, the weekend brings with GREEN-INSPIRED eco-friendly notebooks, and send me your thoughts and doodles @zerowastedaniel on twitter and instagram!
 

sun's out, buns out

work that summer bod, any shape and size, in  VITAMIN A  black high-waisted swim bottoms, and look smart for the cute life guard reading  OVERDRESSED  by Elizabeth Cline. your ZWD raglan is the perfect cover up at the pool bar or under your beach cabana!

work that summer bod, any shape and size, in VITAMIN A black high-waisted swim bottoms, and look smart for the cute life guard reading OVERDRESSED by Elizabeth Cline. your ZWD raglan is the perfect cover up at the pool bar or under your beach cabana!

take a dip in swim shorts from  PATAGONIA  leaders in the sustainability game, and do that whole...i'm not trying "athleasure" thing with ZWD on top, get your diy fix with  REFASHIONED  by Sass Brown, and store cash for frozen margaritas in  HAWKS AND DOVES  recycled leather wallet.  

take a dip in swim shorts from PATAGONIA leaders in the sustainability game, and do that whole...i'm not trying "athleasure" thing with ZWD on top, get your diy fix with REFASHIONED by Sass Brown, and store cash for frozen margaritas in HAWKS AND DOVES recycled leather wallet.
 

one piece, 6 ways. crack the whip, and make that basic WEEERRK!

 
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beyond zwd, urban punk pride.

i am head over heels (literally!!!) in love with beyond skin. this amazing vegan and vegetarian shoe brand out of the UK, is serving up fashionable footwear without hurting our furry friends. I love the style combo they included ZWD in! we are the urban punks. get your zwd, beyond skin and more cruelty-free fashion on www.beyondskin.co.uk

zwd daniel silverstein in beyond skins urban punk set

Urban Punk

  1. Long Sleeve Raglan Print, Daniel Silverstein, $88. This jumper has the saturation levels turned up on full, injecting instant colour and energy into this look. This designer’s latest collection is called ZWD, standing for Zero Waste Daniel. No prizes for guessing that it’s comprised of 100% pre-consumer cutting room waste (it does what it says on the tin). What you might not have guessed is how each of these fragmented collages of textile waste could become such slick, razor-sharp pieces, ideal for turning heads and standing out from the crowd.
  2. Lila Jeansrock, ArmedAngels, £58.47. This clean and simple denim skirt is made using 94.4% GOTS certified organic cotton and 5.6% spandex. Throughout their designs, they use modal and tencel, that we’ve mentioned before on our blog for having sterling sustainable credentials. They’re currently working with the Fair Wear Foundation and Fairtrade to implement their high standards throughout their supply chain at every level. This denim skirt is a classic piece, and would benefit your summer wardrobe and the people who made it.
  3. Stud Earrings Geometric Triangle in ZigZag, Lucie Ellen. We spotted Lucie Ellen’s sweet little jewellery designs in the tail end of last year when the Observer Ethical Awards 2015 were announced, and Here Today Here Tomorrow was a runner up, and they stocked Lucie Ellen. They’re made using just wood, varnish, glue, paper, and silver-plated steel, and they come in an entire rainbow of colours, and then some. She’s currently on her holidays so isn’t taking orders, but do add her page to your bookmarks all the same.
  4. Maggie Rose Gold Flatform, Beyond Skin, £120. Following on from the urban vibe of the jumper, it felt only right to choose flatforms to go with it. And our Maggie sandals are the (rose) gold standard in sustainable shoes. They’re fitted with padded insoles and flexi soles and are super comfy, fit for wearing for weeks at a time (excluding sleeping and showering, of course). Don’t forget, you can get £10 off these sandals at the moment with code kittens10, so snap up your pair post haste!