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Equal Hands - Explorer Collection

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Tue - Sep 15, 2020 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
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Finished

The Explorer Line

Our upcycled line consists of transforming gently worn (we like to refer to them as previously loved) existing garments into brand new pieces consistent with the Equal Hands esthetic. Upcycling is certainly consistent with the Equal Hands pillar of “Planet” and ecological sustainability. There are many environmental benefits to upcycled pieces. Upcycled clothing uses significantly fewer (in some cases, no) raw materials, reducing the harmful impacts of fashion production. Less water usage, fewer chemicals and carbon emissions and avoiding contributing to landfill, upcycled clothing exists in stark contrast to the likes of one-season pieces from fast fashion brands.
There has been somewhat of a conflict for consumers between pursuing a sustainable lifestyle through purchasing decisions and an inability to express yourself through fashionable, striking, statement pieces. But ethical clothes don’t have to be plain clothes. You can look amazing and help the planet. We’ve reworked many of the details of our Equal Hands upcycled line with a view not to following trends, but creating them. The explorer inspired line is like our customer– bold, unafraid and adventurous. Built atop a muted functional palate of khaki and military green, the line still pops with infusions of color, jungle prints and functional components.
We keep original stitching in place where possible to preserve the history and stories stored in the original garments. But each piece is handpicked and hand cut, giving you a unique, distinctly one of a kind garment ready to lead a new life and create its own stories.

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Equal Hands - Explorer Collection Collection

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Explorer Aube The Equal Hands Rope Vest is an upcycled piece exclusive to the brand. A vintage rugged military vest is elevated with trademark Equal Hands rivets and roped embellishment. With its unique provenance, this item is, literally, a one of a kind piece. The Ivory Rope Pan is is an upcycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. With hand-rendered eyelets and functional lacing trim (allowing for synching above the calf), the Ivory Rope Pant, literally, a one of a kind piece.

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Explorer Aube

Explorer Emmy

The Upcycled Army Green Jacket is an upcycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. With hand-rendered eyelets and raw lacing trim, the Upcycled Army Green Jacket is, literally, a one of a kind piece.

Explorer Grazielle

This cool and modern tasseled crossbody bag makes the ultimate fashion statement in any social circle. The tassels add fun and rustic quality to the accessory while the crocheted patterns make it so unique.

These bags have been hand-knitted and crocheted by Russian women who have inculcated the age-long, Russian traditional knitting skills that have been passed down through generations. At Equal Hands, we work with independent Russian women consistent with our Code of Ethical Production to bring you these exquisite creations by researching sustainable materials, modern hardware upgrades, and ancestral techniques. In doing so, we attempt to contribute to their economic development, women empowerment, and environmental conservation.

On the look our Tan Pant is is an upcycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. With hand-rendered eyelets and functional lacing trim (allowing for synching above the calf), the Tan Pant, literally, a one of a kind piece.

Explorer Aube

The Equal Hands Rope Vest is an upcycled piece exclusive to the brand. A vintage rugged military vest is elevated with trademark Equal Hands rivets and roped embellishment. With its unique provenance, this item is, literally, a one of a kind piece.

The Ivory Rope Pan is is an upcycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. With hand-rendered eyelets and functional lacing trim (allowing for synching above the calf), the Ivory Rope Pant, literally, a one of a kind piece.

Explorer Hanna

Presenting this handcrafted Luna Slatted straw Round Bag, handmade by women artisans from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. This beautiful, round, eco-friendly bag is made of iraca straw, a resistant thread that comes from palm trees.

The Tan Cropped Jacket is is an upcycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. With hand-rendered eyelets and raw lacing trim, the Tan Cropped Jacket is, literally, a one of a kind piece.

Explorer Roshelle

A natural theme, hand-woven technique, and sustainable production - this Crochet handbag is every environmentalist fashionista’s dream come true. The hand-crocheted patterns are precise and detailed.

These bags have been hand-knitted and crocheted by Serbian women who have internalized the Serbian traditional knitting skills passed down through generations. At Equal Hands, we work with independent Serbian women consistent with our Code of Ethical Production to bring you these exquisite creations by researching sustainable materials, modern hardware upgrades, and ancestral techniques. In doing so, we attempt to contribute to their economic development, women empowerment, and environmental conservation.

The Tan Rope Skirt is is an upcycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. With hand-rendered eyelets and functional lacing trim, the Tan Rope Skirt is, literally, a one of a kind piece.

City Emmy

The Army Green Button Down Jacket is an upcycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. For today's eco-warrior with a flash of style. With hand rendered details, the Army Green Button Jacket is, literally, a one of a kind piece.

City Aube

If stylish and minimal are two words you use to describe your fashion sense, then the Blossom Crochet Crossbody Bag is just what you need. The monotone crotchet is complemented with chic tassels that add a party vibe.

These bags have been hand-knitted and crocheted by Russian women who have inculcated the age-long, Russian traditional knitting skills that have been passed down through generations. At Equal Hands, we work with independent Russian women consistent with our Code of Ethical Production to bring you these exquisite creations by researching sustainable materials, modern hardware upgrades, and ancestral techniques. In doing so, we attempt to contribute to their economic development, women empowerment, and environmental conservation.

The Military Jacket is a recycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. For today's eco-warrior queen. This item is one of a kind and part of the Equal Hands Explorer Collection.

City Grazielle

This hand-crochet Bag with multi-colored tassels is an iconic accessory.
These bags have been hand-knitted and crocheted by Serbian women who have internalized the Serbian traditional knitting skills passed down through generations. At Equal Hands, we work with independent Serbian women consistent with our Code of Ethical Production to bring you these exquisite creations by researching sustainable materials, modern hardware upgrades, and ancestral techniques. In doing so, we attempt to contribute to their economic development, women empowerment, and environmental conservation.

City Hanna

Sustainable and fashionable are two words that are intrinsically associated with this bag. It’s a smooth wooden body and black lined lock at the top screams class and sophistication. The bags are manufactured in 8 different Indian cities and cosmopolitans by the joint efforts of 7-8 artisans with varying areas of expertise, like woodwork, metalwork, embroidery, etc. Some of the bags are made from recycled items to promote sustainable fashion and reduce environmental waste. These 100% vegan bags with minimal carbon footprints are the prime source of livelihood for over 25 indigenous artisans.

The Zebra Print Blouse with a matching scarf is an upcycled piece exclusive to Equal Hands. A stunning pairing for the stylish eco-warrior. With stylish upgrades and dropping edits coupled with its unique vintage provenance, this item is, literally, a one of a kind piece.

City Roshelle

The Tupu Luna Hat
Awai works with fibers that are produced with a low impact on the environment. Our goal is to produce high-quality accessories with a timeless design that is made to last. That is why each hat has two or three interchangeable pieces that allow versatility. The fibers we use are all naturally dyed based on plants, flowers, and minerals from the Andean areas.

We work with producers respecting their manual production patterns, preserving their traditions, and collaborating to improve their quality of life, which amicably addresses the cultural manifestations that make up the Andean aesthetic universe, such as weaving and goldsmithing through its products, with an ecological and social awareness through the use of materials natural which are worked and transformed with ancestral techniques, as well as fair trade relationships with its collaborating artisans. The mainline of AWAI is hats, a fundamental accessory in the clothing of the people of the Andes.

Urban Emmy

Urban Hanna

Kinsa Hat
AWAI works with fibers that are produced with a low impact on the environment. Our goal is to produce high-quality accessories with a timeless design that is made to last. That is why each hat has two or three interchangeable pieces that allow versatility. The fibers we use are all naturally dyed based on plants, flowers, and minerals from the Andean areas.

We work with producers respecting their manual production patterns, preserving their traditions, and collaborating to improve their quality of life, which amicably addresses the cultural manifestations that make up the Andean aesthetic universe, such as weaving and goldsmithing through its products, with an ecological and social awareness through the use of materials natural which are worked and transformed with ancestral techniques, as well as fair trade relationships with its collaborating artisans. The mainline of AWAI is hats, a fundamental accessory in the clothing of the people of the Andes.

Urban Grazielle

Hand-Crochet Belt Bag
The bags have been hand-knitted and crocheted by Russian women who have inculcated the age-long, Russian traditional knitting skills that have been passed down through generations. At Equal Hands, we work with independent Russian women consistent with our Code of Ethical Production to bring you these exquisite creations by researching sustainable materials, modern hardware upgrades, and ancestral techniques. In doing so, we attempt to contribute to their economic development, women empowerment, and environmental conservation.

Urban Aube

The Multi Crochet Sweater is an item exclusive to Equal Hands from Mundojeri of Brazil.

The Hand-Crochet Fringe Bag

The bag has been hand-knitted and crocheted by Russian women who have inculcated the age-long, Russian traditional knitting skills that have been passed down through generations.

At Equal Hands, we work with independent Russian women consistent with our Code of Ethical Production to bring you these exquisite creations by researching sustainable materials, modern hardware upgrades, and ancestral techniques. In doing so, we attempt to contribute to their economic development, women empowerment, and environmental conservation.

Urban Roshelle

Presenting this handcrafted Luz top handle bag, handmade by women artisans from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. This beautiful, round, eco-friendly bag is made of iraca straw, a resistant thread that comes from palm trees.

Jungle Emmy

The Flora Crochet Bag
The bags have been hand-knitted and crocheted by Serbian women who have internalized the Serbian traditional knitting skills passed down through generations. At Equal Hands, we work with independent Serbian women consistent with our Code of Ethical Production to bring you these exquisite creations by researching sustainable materials, modern hardware upgrades, and ancestral techniques. In doing so, we attempt to contribute to their economic development, women empowerment, and environmental conservation.

The Kimono is a recycled piece exclusive to Equal Hands and part of the Explorer Line. With its unique and vintage provenance, this item is, literally, a one of a kind piece available to you. Embrace circular fashion.

Jungle Aube

Dress by Alado
The Colombian brand Alado is the union of the stories that have surrounded its founders and their undoubted passion for art and fashion and working with artisan communities. Alado is very aligned with our 3 pillars of sustainability. Environmentally sustainable design is a constant goal, an aspect in which the brand has worked with Equal Hands to use inputs that further this objective. Additionally, economic sustainability is another brand ethos, and they generate resources and profits that finance the operation of the brand and support the professional training of its staff, most of the design students, to whom the brand provides the facilities to work and study.

Jungle Roshelle

"Salama guys! The Tanala are the “people of the forest” that inhabit the forests of the South-Eastern part of Madagascar. The Tanala chapeau is inspired by the vibrant colors of the forests’ 10,000 native species, of which around 90% is only endemic to Madagascar.
The hat combines a mix of different weaving methods and has a thin wire so that you can give it the shape you want! This hat took almost 4 days to weave

Jungle Grazielle

The stunning Multi Crochet Cardigan is an item exclusive to Equal Hands from Mundojeri of Brazil.

Jungle Hanna

"Salama guys! Welcome to the “mop bag”! In Malagasy kifafa means mop, and because of the long side fringes, we thought it was the perfect fun name!
The Kifafa large fringe bag includes hardware snaps and is lined with second-hand fabric bought from the local market. Each piece has a pocket inside and is unique because each bag has a different lining depending on local market availability.
This bag took 4 days to weave.

  • Brown Green Bomber

    The Brown Green Bomber is a recycled item exclusive to Equal Hand. For the eco-warrior with a circular fashion mindset. Gently worn and previously loved, this item is one of a kind and part of the Equal Hands Explorer Collection.

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  • Crochet Utility Backpack

    Style and utility go hand in hand with this super spacious and stylish Olive Crochet Backpack. This hand-woven bag has highly intricate detailing that is entirely hand-made with a unique weaving technique. This fashionable, hand-made bag is also highly useful. When it comes to fashion and utility, don’t compromise with either.

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  • Army Green Tank

    The Army Green Tank for the eco-warrior glamazon is a recycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. Embrace the circular fashion mindset. Gently worn and previously loved, this item is one of a kind and part of the Equal Hands Explorer Collection.

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  • Rope Army Green Jacket

    The Upcycled Army Green Jacket is an upcycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. With hand-rendered eyelets and raw lacing trim, the Upcycled Army Green Jacket is, literally, a one of a kind piece available to you.

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  • Brown Green Bomber

    The Brown Green Bomber is a recycled item exclusive to Equal Hand. For the eco-warrior with a circular fashion mindset. Gently worn and previously loved, this item is one of a kind and part of the Equal Hands Explorer Collection.

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  • Utility Tan Pant

    Our Tan Pant is is an upcycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. With hand-rendered eyelets and functional lacing trim (allowing for syncing above the calf), the Tan Pant, literally, a one of a kind piece available to you.

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  • Rusty Tassel Bag

    This cool and modern tasseled crossbody bag makes the ultimate fashion statement in any social circle. The tassels add fun and rustic quality to the accessory while the crocheted patterns make it so unique.

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  • Teal Sunglasses Chain Tassels

    Want to make your funky sunglasses even funkier? We’ve got you covered with this unique and highly creative hand-woven tasseled sunglass chain! Imagine having your sunglasses hanging around your neck with these super cool and colorful suspenders and never leaving them behind anywhere again. The triple layer danglers on the two sides can highlight even the most generic sunglasses.

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  • Ebony Natural Wood Sunglasses

    These 1.1 mm TAC polarized sunglasses are equipped with UV400 that keeps your safe from the harmful lights. They have a carbon fiber body so they are super lightweight and comfortable to wear for longer periods. The spring hinges add to the flexibility and prevent them from breaking. These glasses are made using wooden frames, not acetate, making them eco-friendly.

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  • Paisley Short Sleeve Top

    The Paisley Short Sleeve Top is a recycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. For the eco-warrior with a circular fashion mindset. Gently worn and previously loved, this item is one of a kind and part of the Equal Hands Explorer Collection.

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  • Argentinian Suede Backpack

    The Mustard Suede Backpack is a recycled piece exclusive to Equal Hands. With its unique and vintage provenance, this item is, literally, a one of a kind piece available to you.

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  • Ivory Mesh Shirt

    This fitted sexy Ivory Shirt is a recycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. The traditional polo shirt design has been updated on this light ivory colored rendition.

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  • Ivory Rope Pants

    The Ivory Rope Pant is is an upcycled item exclusive to Equal Hands. With hand-rendered eyelets and functional lacing trim (allowing for syncing above the calf), the Ivory Rope Pant, literally, a one of a kind piece available to you.

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  • Rope Vest

    The Equal Hands Rope Vest is an upcycled piece exclusive to the brand. A vintage rugged military vest is elevated with trademark Equal Hands rivets and roped embellishment. With its unique provenance, this item is, literally, a one of a kind piece available to you.

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