We Don’t Collect Art, We Wear Art.

The difference between fashion and art is that fashion is art in movement. – Carolina Herrera

Our latest We Don’t Collect Art, We Wear Art drop was not done out of novelty and profit but out of necessity and love for craftsmanship. By now we all know that fashion industry accounts for about 10% of global carbon emissions, and nearly 20% of wastewater. This statement is vague when you haven’t experienced this first-hand but when coming from communities, which street hawkers sell landfill clothing from around the globe, you will change your perspective on the fashion industry.

Our mission as Currency Heist with the We Don’t Collect Art, We Wear Art Campaign is to recycle used textiles to create new and timeless pieces for our community.  We want to give our community the opportunity to make truly conscious choices when buying fashion. We want to also outline the environmental savings of shopping pre-owned pieces to help you understand the value of extending the life of clothes and to build a more sustainable wardrobe.

Every piece is hand-selected and re-imagined through various techniques to provide garments that are 1 of 1. All garments are up-cycled: signs of wear and imperfections will vary. The garment you will receive will not be an exact replica of the image shown, but a unique piece with references to the original. For each collection we partner with top tier craftsman from painters, sculptors, architects and visual artists to create garments with an impactful narrative for the community. Shop the collection on #WeDontCollectArtWeWearArt #DefineYourOwnPower

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