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          An initiative to eliminate the world's excess one stitch at a time.

          Our commitment is to fix, improve, recreate and up-cycle what already exists.

          From the Journal

          • May 19, 2017 Five Questions with Marco Schmidli
            Five Questions with Marco Schmidli

            Swiss-born Marco Schmidli translated his background in photography and fine art into a specialized endeavor with Schmidli Backdrops. Schmidli's one-of-a-kind works are known for their sensitive surfaces and subtle textures, utilizing techniques that aim to remove any evidence of the artist’s hand. 

          • May 04, 2017 KVADRAT x REALLY : A Circular Approach
            KVADRAT x REALLY : A Circular Approach In today’s world of waste and overproduction, upcycling is on its way to becoming less of a trend and establishing itself as commonplace. A prime example of this is the partnership between Kvadrat, the textile manufacturer based in Denmark, and Really, a Danish start-up that produces solid textile board - a high-density material made from end-of-life textiles, primarily wool and cotton.
          • April 25, 2017 A Day in Chino
            A Day in Chino

            This guide to Chino, CA has absolutely nothing to do with our chinos, apart from the coincidental name resemblance.

            Regardless, it was this coincidence that encouraged us to take a look at our trousers’ namesake city and inspired us to explore the area. Here’s what’s on our list of what to do and see on a day trip to Chino.

          • April 11, 2017 The Semi-Comprehensive History of the Chino
            The Semi-Comprehensive History of the Chino

            Although often used as the name for the style of trousers themselves, chino is, in fact, the name of a 100% cotton twill cloth.

            The trousers’ origins can be traced back to a British military officer by the name of Sir Harry Lumsden, who encountered an issue with troops in his Corps of Guides who were dressed in sparkling white cotton uniforms while stationed in the dusty desert on The North West Frontier of India and Afghanistan, leaving them vulnerable to sniper attacks. He dyed the uniforms with either tea or river mud (the historical jury is still out on this one) and came up with a resulting cloth of a drab yellowish shade, named khaki from the Hindi word for dust. The resulting camouflage kept his troops out of danger. 

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