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.
Equal Hands Equal Hands - Explorer Collection
Equal Hands - Explorer Collection Collection
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.View look
- Monica Phromsavanh Hand
- Salvatore Rubino
- Daniel Perry
- Mariela Sanchez
- Carly Mollenkopf
- Allison Ko