Street Style: It’s a Trip-ty

By Kestrel Jenkins

Brooke + Luke of The Tripty Project

The Tripty Project began with inspiration to take the heritage and skill of Bangladesh and rework the way those attributes fit into the garment supply chain model. Co-founders Luke and Brooke wanted to create a fashion brand that benefits communities, culture and environment and rethinks the way international products are created in developing countries.

Brooke traveled to Bangladesh from Florida with the intention of making the garment industry less wasteful and, after years of work, has created a sustainability department in a major export factory as well as overseen the design and production of thousands of upcycled pieces.

Luke is an Environmental Scientist from a small town in Washington state. It was his passion for conservation that brought him to work in Climate Change in Bangladesh. After working in the field, Luke quickly switched his focus to climate justice and sustainable development.

Together, Luke, Brooke and their team have just successfully funded their Kickstarter. Watch out for more inspiring designs to come!

Tin Tin Backpacks (by Tripty, made of organic cotton handspun on drop spindles, naturally dyed, and woven on back strap looms; the backpack straps and base are made from a pineapple leave blend that is naturally dyed and they are lined with upcycled sari material)

Jacket (by Tripty, handwoven on back strap looms using a traditional inlay tecnique, lined with upcycled sari fabric, made in Bangladesh)

 

Kestrel JenkinsAbout The Author

Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.

 

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