From the Ground


The project

NINII designs the tee-shirts in France and Maison Lenglin dyes the selected fabric, composed of 100% European linen, using vegetables and fruits wastes such as avocado peelings, carrot tops and strawberry leaves. The unwanted food wastes are collected from different associations and restaurants in order to give them a second life before being thrown.
After this process, the dyed fabric is sent to Portugal to be anufactured and embroided with colorful designs representing the plants that are used to dye.

Maison Lenglin (France)

MAISON LENGLIN is a design studio specialising in vegetable dyes and natural textiles, which develops projects and dye for clients who are looking for ways to run their business in a more sustainable way. Through design and innovation, Maison Lenglin is always searching for better solutions to be always greener, more creative and relevant to the evolution of human relationships with textiles. Maison Lenglin develops sources of natural dyes and dyed articles within a circular economy and with a sustainable approach. 

NINII (France)

NINII ready-to-wear brand, made in Roubaix, France, which presents collections always full of humour, irony and fantasy. A mix of 90s clubbing kitsch and street wear style, NINII collections are inspired by everyday objects and food imagery dressed up in sequins, acid colours and exclusive patches straight out of the madcap universe of its designer. A quirky collection, full of humour for unapologetic young women who prefer to make up their own rules rather than follow the traditional codes of the world of the fashion victim. 

Trueperfection Unipessoal Lda. (Portugal)

TRUEPERFECTION UNIPESSOAL LDA is a textile company comprising designers, tailors, pattern makers, quality inspectors, product developers and sample producers. The company’s goal is to achieve true perfection and high fashion quality in the world of clothing manufacture. Trueperfection only produces fair trade clothes. TP UP is the bridge between the client and their production, enabling much more fluid and direct processes during product conception.