Swedish duo Deadwood (Felix von Bahder and Carl Ollsen) started a leather-recycling project while they were running a vintage shop in Södermalm, Stockholm, a few years back.
Although the vintage leather jackets they were sourcing were often in good condition, they found the boxy fits were outdated. The pair began repurposing leather to produce jackets which have been contemporized through their own design process. They’ve recently sourced a second-hand leather trader in Bangkok to make damn cool pieces with an aesthetic heavily influenced by a passion for soul and punk music.
As well as having an appreciation for the uniqueness that comes with buying vintage, Deadwood are majorly motivated to reduce the environmental impact of producing clothes. They ran the maths on how much CO2 is produced to make a leather jacket from scratch - roughly 200 kilos they reckon! Deadwood believe they have managed to create the perfect leather-jacket-storm of “fit, feel and eco-friendliness”. Their focus is less about trends and more about quality, classic pieces that can be worn for a long time. They’re working on a t-shirt range made from 100% recycled cotton (using recycled cotton saves around 20,000 liters of water per kilogram of cotton).
We’re slightly obsessed with their classic biker jackets and hand-painted jackets made in collaboration with British artist Laurie Lee. The styles are fairly androgynous so check out the mens and womens ranges. They are also passionate about denim so don’t forget about their recycled/organic cotton jeans.