triART is a proudly Filipino start-up looking to re-think an industry and advocate for a less wasteful future.
The fashion industry has a huge pollution problem producing 10% of all man-made carbon, 35% of all oceanic microplastics, and 20% of all industrial water pollution.
The equivalent of one garbage truck of clothing is burnt or dumped in a landfill every second.
When you drive down any major thoroughfare in Manila, you can feel the forces of fast fashion.
The unimaginable scale of fast fashion companies are designed for one purpose; to squeeze every last drop of profit from the environment, customers, and people in their systems.
Teams of creatives, graphic artists and production staff have their work utilized by huge brands in return for almost nothing. Whilst these companies rake in huge profits.
How can a small Filipino start-up hope to make a difference?
triART.ph sells bespoke Filipino designed art-wear. Their message: “Empowering artists with zero waste.”
Their retail model is designed to encourage customers to be mindful about their consumption and engage with local artists in a meaningful way. This is achieved by a “(co)lab”. “(co)labs” periodically go live on triART.ph. The art-wear is now available for pre-order.
Customers can engage with artists and triART to discover more and gain insights into the (co)lab process. Utilizing social media, triART is seeking to make fashion an interactive community.
Anybody can contact triART to start a (co)lab, Designers, small businesses, and graphic artists are all encouraged to bring their branding and designs to life, as part of our community.
So how does the (co)lab model solve the problems of fast fashion?
“(co)labs” produce zero waste.
After triART agrees on a (co)lab, they only produce the exact number of orders meaning there is zero waste and zero inventory. (It also means that your art-wear is highly exclusive and collectible).
Our polyester garments are made with Repreve yarn, a patented US technology that recycles plastic bottles into high-quality sports fabrics.
Our 100% cotton garments have minimal finishing giving them a natural feel whilst reducing water pollution.
triART’s systems are all Filipino. Our people and our designers are all proudly Filipino. This allows us to create jobs and keep our logistics systems as simple as possible lowering our emissions.
For more info you can visit triArt at triART.ph, to be launched on October 1.
Featuring these wonderful artists:
– Jappy Agoncillo
– Lee Caces
– Distort Monsters
– Cab Nov
– Tropical Futures Institute
– Jethro Olba
– Appreciate Y’all
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