Streetwear god Heron Preston recently finished an apprenticeship with one of the most unexpected designers he could've chosen to team up with: the suburban mom-approved Eileen Fisher. Preston and a small team of designers have been working together at Fisher's Tiny Factor, located north of New York City in Irvington, to rethink the way the brand incorporates sustainability practices into its manufacturing and design practices.
According to a press release, Preston's time at Tiny Factory focused on the practice of circular design — transforming discarded Fisher clothes into one-of-a-kind designs through sorting, deconstructing and resewing damaged fabric. His intention is to take what learned from his apprenticeship-style time at Fisher and apply the lessons to his own production, and to bring attention to the work Fisher is doing in terms of promoting sustainability.
Considering recent reports that estimate the fashion industry is doing far more harm to the environment than previously realized, only good can come from this unlikely partnership and its altruistic goals.