No winter island
The collection is crafted from 100% Recycled Cotton, obtained from the recuperation and transformation of fabric cutting waste into manufactured premium textiles. Clandestina joined efforts with Giotex, one of the most important companies in the Americas regarding production of sustainable textiles, who has worked with brands like Patagonia due to its chemical-free and low environmental impact processes. The collection is available at 250 Bowery NYC and at clandestina.co worldwide.
Products have certified traceability and sustainable origin of raw materials + enviromental and social responsible process. The certification allows Giotex to offer the traceability of each product and the guarantee that the processes involved are chemical-free and have a low environmental impact.
The Caribbean region, tremendously affected by climate change and global warming effects, has encouraged these industry players to work together towards a worldwide ethical fashion model in the midst of the global crisis.
Cuba, the tropical Paradise where Canadian tourists have been sunburned for decades remains to be our main subject.
No Winter Island (NOWI) targets the idea of global warming, although it’s also related to our permanent summery Caribbean state without properly naming it. The challenge, indeed, is to communicate the sense of the island, the tropical vibes, from a place where snow and winter are also a metaphor of colonization.
Some of our brand’s bestsellers like “actually, I’m in Havana”, “Drama is over” and “asere ya” are revealed in unforeseen versions to date. So if you fancy to broaden your Clandestina collection, now is the time.
If you are curious and dare enough to take a step deeper into the Cuban culture, you might definitely fancy two visually different designs we have save for this opportunity.
One design shows syncretic culture, which has a lot to do with colors and necklaces, quite attractive and folkloric. This t-shirt is meant for someone who wants to go a little deeper, go to the next level. In the back of the tee states “Orula protégenos” - Orula protect us, a prayer to the Cuban Orisha known for revealing the signs from higher creators, the one responsible to protect humans from doom and death.
Our Co-founder and Creative Director, Idania del Rio, feels that “with NOWI, we aim to find that language, a design bridge where anyone, no matter where they’re come from, can exactly understand what we are talking about”.
Clandestina’s new collection verses over Cuba, the island, the tropical hotspot, the isolated and distanced land in the heart of the Caribbean ocean… But we invite you to unravel the unknown through a bit of fun, humor and 99% Cuban design. Because nothing is perfect, right?