woman in front of a pile of recycled clothes
Apr 16, 2021

Our old clothes heading to Africa

At One Army we're trying to understand the fashion problem with a project called Fixing Fashion (launching on April 19th). In this picture Alicia went to a clothing charity in the Netherlands where they gather clothes that are dumped into those “clothing donation boxes”.

It's a lot! And everything is sold to Africa. Compressed into these blocks and shipped to the other side of the planet. Each block is around 55KG, moved with a forklift in Netherlands and carried by woman on the head in Ghana. More on this topic soon.

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Fixing Fashion badge in the shape of a hashtag

Fixing Fashion badge is here

Badged.

Badges are here!

Dave getting a machine ready

Blueprints in the making

Phoneblocks

Project Ara prototype

Containers being unloaded

Basekamp is almost ready!

darning repair on a sock

Socks darning repair

blue lamp made from recycled plastic

Lamps made in Korea

Green ex german army mercedes ambulance 609D converted to a camper parked on a land

Arrived in the land

Broken camera pieces

Broken camera

Recycled plastic hydroponic vase

Extruded hydroponic vase

man washing some plastic

New washing system

Precious plastic machine printed

The world is getting started

The original Phonebloks model

Phoneblocks in museum

men in front of recycling machine

Sheetpress in London

Team collecting bottles in front of a dumpsite

Collecting thousands of plastic bottles for an installation at Glow

Precious Plastic CE Certified Shredder

CE Certified Shredder

3 people holding a sheet of recycled plastic

Recycled sheets research

Prototype of a washing system

Washing system prototype

Two man facing each other and talking

Jaden Smith in the workspace

Men in Korea

Upcycling center Korea