Universal Works have come together with our friends and stockist, Glasswing in Seattle and design company Atelier & Repairs for a very special project. This week we visited their store in Seattle for a pop-up Repair and Repurpose event where we showcased our collaborative collection. 

UW Co-Director and Designer David Keyte wanted to recycle/repurpose previous season garments and give them a new lease of life.  

“I met Maurizio (Founder of Atelier & Repairs) and really liked what he was doing, we had made our own ‘reworked’ program a number of times and felt his unique approach added to our efforts in this field and we were eager to work together on a project. The upcoming event with our friends at Glasswing seemed the perfect opportunity to do something special.”

Therefore it only seemed right to call on Atelier & Repairs to help us with the task. The company's mission is to not produce anything new, but instead to transform what already exists. 'Inspired by principles of the circular economy, we up-cycle and transform the forgotten and the ordinary into unique, one of a kind items.’






A & R used techniques such as Japanese style Sashiko repair stitch, hand painting and added second-hand trims and fabrics to transform our old season garments into incredibly unique and interesting pieces.

We have chosen fabrics from the archive of Atelier & Repairs which we feel best represents the Glasswing store in Seattle. With their love of the ‘outdoors’ and plant life, we found vintage florals and used camo fabric and added them to our staple twills to tell a unique visual story with the clothing.

 A special thanks to Alisa, Forest and team for making us so welcome and presenting the product in their beautiful store. These one of a kind garments are now available exclusively in their store and online.





 Selected images Courtesy of Glasswing.