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ABOUT US

RNW STUDIO (“RENEW STUDIO”) WAS BORN FROM THE IDEA THAT NO GOOD PIECE OF CLOTHING SHOULD BE WASTED. CREATIVE DIRECTORS MICHAEL RATHBONE & EVIE WILSON CAME TOGETHER DURING THE FIRST UK LOCKDOWN IN 2020, IN THE HOPES OF PASSING THE TIME, STAYING CREATIVE AND TAKING SOME COOL PIECES AND BREATHING SOME NEW LIFE INTO THEM.


THE RNW PROCESS STARTS WITH THE INITIAL MOOD-BOARD FOR THE SEASON, COMBINING A WIDE RANGE OF INFLUENCES FROM ART, ARCHITECTURE, MUSIC, FASHION ICONS AND WIDER CULTURE. A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE CO-FOUNDERS, THEY WERE ABLE TO WORK VIRTUALLY, MEETING REGULARLY ON FACETIME AND CONSTANTLY SENDING VISUALS BACK AND FORTH THROUGH WHATSAPP.


EACH NON-SEASONAL CAPSULE COLLECTION IS FORMED BY SOURCING A CURATED SELECTION OF PRE- LOVED AND VINTAGE CLOTHING, ALL SELECTED FOR THEIR QUALITY AND POTENTIAL. THEY ARE THEN REWORKED AND REFINED IN THE STUDIO, TRANSFORMING THEM INTO SOMETHING NEW AND CONTEMPORARY. A COHESIVE CAPSULE THAT WOULD FIT INTO ANY FASHION FORWARD WARDROBE.


EVERY PIECE IS 1/1, AND REWORKED BY HAND IN LEEDS & MANCHESTER, UK.


EACH COLLECTION OF ONE OFF PIECES IS ACCOMPANIED BY A UNISEX T-SHIRT IN SIZES S-XL, PRICED AT £40. THE BRAND COLLABORATED WITH A LEEDS-BASED SCREEN PRINTER, IN ORDER TO KEEP PRODUCTION WITHIN THE UK. THE T-SHIRTS ARE MADE FROM ORGANIC COTTON, VEGAN AND ARE PART OF A SCHEME THAT ENSURES GARMENT WORKERS ARE TREATED FAIRLY.