Post Couture Collective by Martijn Van Strien
Combating fast fashion waste through post-purchase manufacture
Founded by Martijn van Strien, a designer working in Rotterdam, Post-Couture Collective sets out to provide an alternative to disposable fashion. Claiming to be the first fashion label to truly embrace maker culture, Post Couture Collective allows customers to download, customise, manufacture and self-assemble clothing designs. Alternatively, the products can be customised, then ordered for delivery as flat-pack DIY kits, which reduce the waste caused by over-production because they are not manufactured until after they are purchased. The laser-cut pieces require no stitching. Instead they are slotted together using interlocking seams. Designs can also be downloaded as CAD files for DIY production in any suitable material.