Created as an antidote to the fast clothing that proliferates the fashion world – and landfills everywhere – Akra-based Slum Studio is a concept label that uses the waste produce of a wasteful industry to create bold, unique pieces. Feeling good about what you wear, beyond the look, is a thriving element of thoughtful fashion as brands get to grips with consumer desire for responsible clothing, evidenced in the success of Slum Studio.
Created by the Ghanaian artist, Kofiga, the label was formed as something of a political statement, given the habits of many European nations in sending their refuse clothing (often unwearable) to countries throughout Africa. In a form of radical upcycling, Slum Studio creates designer pieces from textile waste using wild colors, collage, and painted imagery in a collection inspired by the market spaces of Ghana. Take a look at the ethical clothing range below. Visit their Instagram.
Images via Slum Studio / Akojo Market / copyright holders