Dylon Dyes has partnered with Christopher Raeburn, creative director of responsible design company Raeburn for a campaign to promote upcycling. He has taken three staple garments – a t-shirt, button down shirt and a pair of jeans – to demonstrate how consumers can take old and discoloured pieces from their wardrobe and inject life into them at minimal cost and effort using simple upcycling techniques that can be done at home.
This partnership follows new research commissioned by Dylon Dyes which reveals that British consumers splash out thousands of pounds annually (£1,807) on fashion to keep up with the latest trends. It was also found that in 2019 alone, consumers binned an average of 12 items of clothing from their wardrobes, contributing to the rise of throwaway fashion.
The simple visual guides detail step-by-step how you can create the stylish looks yourself at home and are available on the Dylon Dyes website: https://www.dylon.co.uk/en/home/raeburn-partnership.html website.
Commenting on the new partnership, Rebecca Bland Dylon Dyes senior brand manager said: “We are delighted to be working with Christopher on this campaign as RÆBURN’s ethos of responsible design is very synonymous to what we stand for as a brand. It is reported that around 300,000 tonnes of textile waste ends up in household black bins every year, which is then sent to landfill or incinerators. By getting creative and upcycling what’s already in your wardrobe, consumers can transform and extend the life of their clothes, which can benefit both the environment and their wallets.”
Christopher Raeburn comments: “I have been an avid fan of Dylon Dyes since using them countless times during my college years studying fashion, so I am really excited about this partnership. Upcycling or rejuvenating clothes instead of discarding them is a simple way for anybody to reduce their impact and be more responsible – an element which has been at the heart of my business since its inception. I hope these easy visual guides will inspire people to look in their closet and have a try themselves, as ultimately it is the small steps that lead to positive differences for the planet.”