Made from Used Bed Sheets in Luxury Hotels, Shirts Are Sold for Million Rupiah

HOTEL / 10 May, 2020

Made from Used Bed Sheets in Luxury Hotels, Shirts Are Sold for Million Rupiah

Made from Used Bed Sheets in Luxury Hotels, Shirts Are Sold for Million Rupiah

Archivist Studio, a clothing brand based in Berlin, Germany, has stolen a lot of attention. Article, they released white shirts made from used sheets that were thrown away by luxury hotels.

Dutch designer, Eugenie Haitsma, initially asked a friend who works in a luxury hotel in Mayfair London about the use of used sheets. He learned that very good sheets and pillowcases are routinely discarded because of holes or small stains, according to Oddity Central as reported by Friday, May 8, 2020.

They talked about Egyptian cotton, which is very soft and expensive, except for a few minor defects, so the designer began to think of ways that the cotton could be reprocessed rather than thrown away.

Haitsma quickly realized that Egyptian cotton was a very good material for shirts. But, he did not follow up on his idea until the summer of last year.

The idea then reappeared when meeting with fellow Dutch designer, Johannes Offerhaus, in Budapest, Hungary. They start a conversation on the way to a party.

Offerhaus is looking for something useful and the idea of ​​Eugenie Haitsma’s former luxury hotel bed sheets is in line with the program.

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Illustration of a white shirt
Illustration of a white shirt. (doc.Unsplash)
The two designers then increasingly explore ideas. The width of the surface of the sheets makes this object easy to shape, and the supply is very adequate. The studio also has enough material to last for the next three years.

From there, the sheets of the former hotel were cleaned and sent to a factory run by a family in Romania. There, the used sheets were then changed into luxurious white shirts with prices ranging from US $ 150-172 or Rp2.2 million – Rp2.5 million.

These prices are not cheap clothes and Archivist Studio offers free shipping in the European Union. Now, the studio has a portfolio of four shirts, namely men’s casual shirts and three women’s shirts.

They intend to add to the collection through pieces of blouses and dresses in the near future.