Pioneer of the Remake Helsinki ecodesign

A true pioneer

Paula Malleus' Remake Helsinki company and the brand MEM are pioneers on a global scale.
MEM is the world’s first mass-produced collection made using only used clothing as a material. The clothes used are from SPR's Container in Vantaa and the printed parts have been produced by the Kokkotyö Foundation. The collections are sewn in Helsinki.
Making mass-produced collections of used clothing has in itself been completely new and exceptional. In addition, the collections approach textile art in sculptural three-dimensional forms. Two elements that, taken together, require very special textile design skills and a huge amount of work.
"MEM - a brand by Finnish designer Paula Malleus - has shown a very innovative and modern collection, made exclusively out of post consumer waste, which makes her the very first designer in the world to ever exhibit a collection made entirely of textile waste."
- VOGUE ITALY
Remake of the Ekodesign collection

In the Samurai collection, the jeans are worked with a printed pattern.

The MEM collections have been stand-alone and strong, loyal in their design to their vision. However, many of us have also seen a completely different side to Paula’s work: the President’s Independence Day reception has celebrated many times in costumes that have been handwritten by Paula Malleus, from recycled material, of course.

 

Remake Special

Sometimes things happen to fall into place. I opened my mouth at the right time in the right place and got a chance to get a selection of Remake Helsinki products for the Upcycler online store. While researching Remake’s stocks, I found products for the online store from different times, from different collections. Some of the songs from the MEM collections that were in production, some of the screenplays made for the catwalk. Some of the songs can also be found outside the collections in unique, redesigned works from used clothes. They are all single pieces, so this is a pretty exceptional set. That's why it's now called "Remake -Special!"

The findings remake

Since we are in Helsinki, this collection also went by subway from Remake to Upcycler care :)

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