This project is a collaboration between Lobo Mau and designer/maker, Jen Tiberi; a mini capsule showing the brand’s intention to expand its sustainable practices and cultivated aesthetic into home décor and new areas of design.
This capsule collection is 90% zero waste. Pillows are made with Lobo Mau’s production remnants and deadstock, while all furniture pieces are upcycled and reupholstered in hemp/organic cotton from a local Pennsylvania Mill. Textile inks used are 100% organic and printed at Lobo Mau’s design studio in South Philadelphia’s BOK, using a print made by local fine artist, Ryan Parker.
Printing for the collab at our studio in BOK.
The upcycled, reupholstery process.
Jen working in her studio.
Our CEO, Jordan Haddad shredding fabric thanks to Kelly Cobb and the University of Delaware Fashion Department.
The fabric shredder in action.
The result of shredding our fabric -- pillow stuffing! Jen Tiberi sewing in her studio.
And the final exhibit!
"If sustainability is not considered in the design of a product, we consider that to be a design flaw" - Designer, Nicole Haddad.
While Lobo Mau is a Zero Waste Company and Silver status partner with the City of Philadelphia, we are always testing new ways we can build upon our efforts. Shredding a percentage of our production remnants for use in home décor is a new initiative of ours and another way to reduce textile waste. We're excited to be making more strides towards closed-loop production.