When one of our garments becomes a go-to piece in the wardrobe, we know we’ve done something right. That being said, continuous wear, regardless of quality, is bound to lead to the occasional tear. Our Re-Works Visible Repairs service turns these blemishes into badges of honour. It is one way we’ll prolong the life cycle of our garments, keeping them out of landfill and ensuring you get to wear those trusty favourites for longer. One of our partners is Janelle from design studio White Weft. Her business makes products from textile waste as a means to challenge the disposability of the fashion industry, and she also facilitates our Visible Repairs service on behalf of our London stores.

 

During a recent trip down to London, we dropped in on Janelle for a tour of her studio and to catch up on her latest project with us. We got to preview the 20 unique pieces she’s been working on, pieces that had slight imperfections that have since been visibly patched with surplus UW fabric. These 1 of 1 pieces come in a variety of styles and sizes and are available now exclusively at our London Soho store. So, if any one of them has caught your eye, then make sure to swing by sooner rather than later to check out the full collection and secure one for yourself.

 

Janelle of White Weft for Universal Works Repair Service

Our London Re-Works Partner Janelle from White Weft.

 

Janelle of White Weft for Universal Works' Visible Repair Service

Janelle of White Weft for Universal Works' Visible Repair Service

 

 The ticket from the factory detailing where and what the imperfection is. 

 

Universal Works and White Weft Special Project

Universal Works x White Weft Special Project

Our Retail Sales Manager Mikee outside of our London Soho Store wearing a piece from this special project.

 

Universal Works x White Weft Special Project

Universal Works x White Weft Special Project

Mikee wearing a different piece from the special project with White Weft.  

 

Re-Worked by White Weft special Project available now in our London Soho store