Denim manufacturer Isko has just disclosed Light on the Land 2.0, its new capsule designed by Miles Johnson, former design director at Levi Strauss & Co. and senior creative director of product design and development at Patagonia, Inc. The first round of this collection was launched in September 2020 and now it is followed by this second release.
Johnson joined forces with Creative Room and Iskoteca, Isko’s Italian style and washing research hubs, to develop a new eco-responsible collection. The project includes 32 unique pieces, each of them realized with seasonless designs, sustainably minded details and fabrics carefully selected from Isko’s R-Two platform.
The R-Two platform uses a mixture of reused cotton and recycled fibers. All the fabrics that are part of it are certified to Textile Exchange environmental credentials according to the percentage of materials they contain.
All of Isko’s more than 25,000 products are certified with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). The R-Two’s group of fabrics in particular are classified according to the Lifecycle Assessments (LCAs) framework, where resource savings can be seen in carbon impact, water-use reductions and many other impact KPIs.
Isko hooked up again with Miles Johnson to design Light on the Land 2.0
Light on the Land 2.0 capsule also incorporates responsible design principles such as Cadica’s innovative trims, made of vegan apple “leather,” and has been developed using eco-conscious finishing techniques. The collection also features other sustainable facets such as efficient low-waste pattern cutting and design, efficient sewing methods, removable rivets for end-of-life and biodegradable thread that can be removed with high heat.
“When we first started working on this project, we knew it was going to be amazing,” explained Massimo Munari, manager and art director, Creative Room, Isko. “To design a collection like this, you need to begin with the right mindset and of course, the right materials. R-Two was the perfect ingredient, thanks to its reused and recycled content. We then aimed to minimize impact at all stages: incorporating sustainable design ideas, washing processes and trims. We are proud to have created such an inspiring, and sustainable collection, and to bring our collective vision to light.”
Due to the present global health emergency, the collection was entirely developed through remote working and creative solutions to ensure the safety and health of all parties involved. To this end, everyone working at this project was kept safe thanks to Isko Vital+ reusable and eco-friendly organic cotton face covers.