We did it
On 9th February 2021 we successfully raised £6,704 with 215 supporters in 42 days

We use yarn made from textile waste and other recycled materials to create beautiful handcrafted bespoke garments and accessories in Chile.

by Maria Teresa Flores & Rachel Sheila Kan in Hampton Hill, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Buy more yarn in order to make new stock - It will be in the slow style so any order qty after the allocated stock will be given a new delivery date based on our Chile partners.


We are Moda en Verde,

Slow Fashion using post consumer waste.

Maria Teresa Flores heads the collective in Chile and helps to create and guide the beautiful bespoke handcrafted knitted items for you to covert.  A London College of Fashion MBA graduate, she moved her business and innovation skills towards her home and is now bringing a piece of it to the UK with the most beautiful and skilfully created sustainable pieces. Using post consumer waste to re-create the yarn for the collection, creating an avenue for a new lease of life and preventing things from moving to landfill or incineration.

So what is so bad about textile waste? 

''Globally, 80% of discarded textiles are doomed for the landfill or incineration. Only 20% are actually reused or recycled.''( 2 - Green peace)  You may think that its ok for clothing to go to landfill - yet natural fibres give off methane gases as they decompose which is 28 times more powerful than C02 (3 - national Geographic ) . Synthetic fibres in landfill leech toxic chemicals into the earth and over time groundwater (4 - Unisan uk) .  Incineration is not the answer as this also as the BBC (1) report shares here ''Burning clothes of course releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which exacerbates global warming.'' 

Incineration and Landfill is a huge waste of perfectly great fibres and raw materials that we at Moda en Verde Utilise. Creating waste into value. Our partner and next in our transparent supply chain Ecocitex yarn producers take post consumer waste, and re-process it into beautiful new yarns for hand knitting and crochet. 

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Slow Fashion

We have many wonderful hands creating with us, they are paid a fair wage for their engagement in the project.  Giving them the opportunity to create money making at home as our items only touch hands and not a factory machine. It is slow fashion in all its beauty. Because we are not a factory system we do not have to over produce and can make to order. We have pre-made a little stock and created this crowdfund to introduce the brand to the UK. The money raised will be used to source more materials, to expand our knitters' cohort and to cover the internationalisation process costs (shipment, taxes, labelling, import/export duties).

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Partnership

In a partnership with Rachel Sheila Kan of Circular Earth sustainable fashion coach, with 22 years of experience in design, development and supply chains as well as 4 years of sustainability knowledge and background. We seek bringing this bespoke slow fashion to the UK and to share with you the opportunity to help create this movement with us. 

We invite you to check the following images to see the Moda en Verde collection and the recycled yarn colours.

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Recycled yarn colours, please note these are subject to availability and all these colours are unique and unrepeatable.

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Moda en Verde Friends

Our first customers in Chile are friends, family, recycling enthusiasts and craft lovers. We are grateful for their support.

''Yay. This is such a great worthwhile project, I really love how you have considered all the different elements of the ecosystem; from the yarn through to the benefit that you offer to the makers of your pieces. That is a truly sustainable & eco fashion brand in my eyes. I really hope that it's successful & can't wait to receive my bubble cardigan! x'' Hannah Lyons Tsai - happy customer London.

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''What a beautiful project! Everything is so beautiful and proves that fashion can be beautiful and kind''. Maria Elisa Silva da Costa, Moda en Verde Supporter.

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We need YOU !

Shop our rewards. You will find them to the right of this page - and the images on the section above give you a good idea of the products featured.  OR please pledge for us to be able to bring our bespoke, recycled brand to the UK in 2021.

1 - https://www.bbcearth.com/blog/?article=will-fashion-firms-stop-burning-clothes

2. - https://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/story/4892/are-you-a-victim-of-fast-fashion/

3 - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/methane/

4 - https://www.unisanuk.com/what-is-a-landfill-why-are-landfills-bad-for-the-environment/


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£28 or more

16 of 25 claimed

Recycled yarn beanie (hand knitted) no pom pom

The campaign supporter will receive a hand-knitted beanie, using the recycled yarn. Please go to our Instagram account @modaenverde.uk and check highlighted stories "beanies" to see this product. You can also find pictures on our websites. We will message you with the available colours so you choose your favourite hand-knitted beanie, made by Marisol in La Serena. UK distribution only

£5 or more

89 of 120 claimed

Yarn Ball - 100 grams of yarn (Rústica)

Create your own with the recycled yarn balls, made by Ecocitex. Two strands yarn, 100 metres approximately. For knitting needles number 6 to 8. Please find examples on our Instagram account highlighted stories. We will contact you so you can choose the colour of the ones available at the moment. Please note each colour is unique and unrepeatable. UK distribution only

£6 or more

51 of 60 claimed

Yarn Ball - 100 grams of yarn (Vanguardia)

Create your own with the recycled yarn balls, made by Ecocitex. Two strands yarn, 200 metres approximately. For knitting needles number 3 to 5. Please find examples on our Instagram account highlighted stories. We will contact you so you can choose the colour of the ones available at the moment. Please note each colour is unique and unrepeatable. UK distribution only

£14 or more

13 of 50 claimed

Recycled yarn crochet maxi scrunchie

You will receive a beautiful hand-knitted crochet maxi scrunch made with recycled yarn. If you want a different colours mix, please send us a message. UK distribution only

£15 or more

3 of 15 claimed

Recycled yarn crochet glasses case

The supporter will receive a crochet glasses case. This case is made of recycled yarn and recycled plastic buttons. These buttons are made by youth with educational needs in La Serena, Chile at the "Taller de Reciclaje Ser". UK distribution only

£18 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Workshop - Crafted therapy with Pau (Chile only)

Te invitamos a participar de un taller de Arte Terapia en línea. En este encuentro crochetero podrás aprender la técnica básica del tejido a crochet y además lo relacionado al encuentro contigo mismo. Será guiado por Pau, psicóloga y tejedora de La Serena. Incluye materiales y envío: hilado rústica Ecocitex, crochet y patrón digital. Será por Zoom o una plataforma similar. Sábado 13 de Marzo, hora por confirmar. Duración: 90-120 minutos

£18 or more

5 of 15 claimed

Knitting workshop with Justine - Zoom

Learn to hand knit a simple hat with an experienced Knitware designer using Moda en Verde Ecocitex yarns. Tutorial in English, Justine has a long career as a Knitware designer and is now studying a sustainability MA at Chelsea. One yarn ball will be sent to you in preparation for the workshop

£20 or more

9 of 20 claimed

Keep Calm Shoes Baby

Hand-knitted crochet baby shoes, made with recycled yarn by Coni in La Serena. One size. UK distribution only

£23 or more

12 of 25 claimed

Recycled yarn Headband

The Moda en Verde supporter will receive a hand-knitted / crochet headband perfect for the cold season. This product is hand-knitted by Coni in La Serena. UK distribution only

£30 or more

6 of 20 claimed

Kids Keep Calm Shoes

Kids lounge shoes - mini me version Made with Ecocitex yarn and leather scraps or recycled inner tyres sole. Made to order in your size and favourite colour UK distribution only

£32 or more

11 of 25 claimed

Recycled yarn Beanie (crochet) with pom pom

You will receive a beautiful hand-knitted crochet beanie made with love by Coni. We have two of each colour: white, ivory, mustard, light lilac, pink, red, green, blue, dark grey and black. We will contact you so you can choose your favourite. UK distribution only

£42 or more

4 of 30 claimed

Keep Calm Shoes - Adult

The Moda en Verde supporter will receive a bespoke pair of lounge shoes. These are made with recycled materials: recycled yarn and reclaimed inner tubes for the soles. We will contact you to choose two colours and the size. UK distribution only

£55 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Crochet top hand-knitted using recycled yarn

Bespoke made to order crochet top, hand-knitted by Coni with Vanguardia Ecocitex yarn. UK distribution only

£65 or more

4 of 5 claimed

Crochet top with frill using recycled yarn

Beautiful crochet top made to order by Coni using Vanguardia Ecocitex recycled yarn.

£90 or more

7 of 10 claimed

Bubble Cardigan (Chile distribution only)

This unique hand-knitted garment is made to order, we will contact you to arrange a video call with the hand-knitter. Chile distribution only. Español (Spanish): Esta prenda es única y hecha a medida. Te vamos a contactar para que elijas el color y hables con la tejedora que tejerá tu prenda con cariño en La Serena.

£150 or more

5 of 10 claimed

Bubble sleeve cardigan / sweater

This unique hand-knitted garment is made to order - you can choose between cardigan or sweater - we will contact you to arrange a video call with the hand-knitter.

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