Nowadays it’s not rare to see someone dressed for an outdoor expedition as they abseil into pale ale pints or trek through a brunch of smashed avo. The likes of The North Face and Patagonia have delved into the streetwear scene and if you look hard enough this weekend, you’re guaranteed to see someone sipping a latte in a gortex jacket.

But would you wear an old tent, sleeping bag, or backpack zipper as your everyday get-up?

Macpac has teamed up with New Zealand designer Bruno Harding to create the Bruno’s Originals X Macpac Collection, a micro-range of six, one-off street and adventure wear garments made from damaged or pre-loved Macpac products.

Because you know what else is trendy? Upcycling – and both Macpac and Bruno’s Originals are trying to combat fast fashion ending up in landfill.

Among the range is a pair of shorts, pants, a water-resistant duffle bag, and a few jackets made from goose down of an old sleeping bag, an alpine tent, rain jackets and more.

The six items will be auctioned online, ending July 10, with the proceeds heading to the Macpac Fund for Good. You can find out more about the collaboration and Bruno’s process in his interview with Macpac.


Photo credit Trade Me and Bruno’s Originals X Macpac

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