Article: Christopher George
Photography: Simon Armstrong
Magpies & Peacocks non profit design house has spent eight years promoting sustainability in design and diverting post-consumer textiles from landfill. Now storming into 2019 with its unique, zero waste up-cycled collections.
Rene Garza for Magpies & Peacocks created entirely out of waste textiles collected and curated by M&Ps, including end-of-life linens, bolts ends, scrap fabrics, dead-stock and used clothing.
Magpies & Peacocks is a Houston, Texas based non-profit design house (501c3) dedicated to the collection, curation, and sustainable reuse of post consumer/industrial textiles, to disrupt the cycle of waste in the fashion industry. The organisation collaborates with designers and artists to create unique up-cycled, zero-waste collections and small batch re-manufactured products directed at creating conscious consumers; provides a resource library of reusable material for the creative community; offers skill building and sustainability education; and incubates circular fashion innovation.