The opening of the installation will take place on Earth Day 2018.
For a few years now, adidas Parley have been raising awareness about the need to radically change how we produce and consume goods. They’ve led by example, using recycled plastic from the oceans to create sneakers and clothing, and literally spinning a problem into a solution.
In order to celebrate adidas Parley's initiative, local artist and designer Colin Meredith, in association with OTH Boutique, have created Sink or Swim, a zero waste installation and capsule collection. This installation is consisted of a range of nautical vests fashioned from recycled plastic — challenging how we think about producing clothing at a time where our oceans are polluted with critical levels of plastic.
The collection includes two T-shirts, two crewnecks, a track pant and a tote bag. The bag is made from reversed fabric, designed to show wear and tear, while the pant was created by Colin just for Sink or Swim. The installation will feature 4 vests, created using various plastics and single-use bottles collected from customers at the OTH Boutique.
Not only are the vests serviceable, but they also tout a distinct aesthetic thanks to the use of recycled plastic. In fashion, utility is important, but so are aesthetics. What Colin has shown with Sink or Swim is that it’s possible to create visually interesting pieces while using recycled plastics. There are no more excuses.