Homeboy Industries has partnered with American clothing brand Guess to launch a new upcycled collection.
The new upcycled collection is being launched by Guess in collaboration with Homeboy Recycling, a social enterprise branch of Homeboy Industries.
By partnering with Guess, Homeboy Recycling has expanded from exclusively electronics recycling into the world of textiles and apparel.
According to both companies, the new collection will help both companies support environmental sustainability, facilitate creativity, create new jobs, and uplift the community.
No two pieces in the Upcycled collection are alike as transforming recycled clothing yields distinctly unique pieces. The collection features tote bags, patchwork denim, bustiers, and throw pillows among other things.
The Upcycled collection is designed with the hope that each piece can give purpose to a member of the community who can learn the skills needed to turn discarded merchandise into desirable, commodified items with an eye to the fashion set.