THE LABORATOIRE. Pop-Up Store:
Elevate your brand's image and increase your appeal to consumers by prioritizing sustainable practices.
"Fresh Out THE LAB" is our complete upcycling service, where we transform your customers' pre-loved garments into unique, eco-friendly fashion pieces.
Our team of expert seamsters, seamstresses, and designer Dan Pontarlier have extensive knowledge in Textile and Clothing Upcycling. We use discarded fabrics, upcycled textiles, and other recycled elements to create prêt-à-porter and made-to-measure garments that reflect your clients' tastes and personalities.
In addition to the main piece brought by the customer, we offer a range of different possibilities using our extensive upcycling techniques. These options are available in a customized catalogue for the brand or through 1:1 meetings with the customer.
By choosing "Fresh Out THE LAB," your brand can offer a unique, sustainable fashion experience to your customers. Contact us to learn more about our upcycling services and how we can help you achieve your sustainable fashion goals.
SUSTAINABLE FASHION THAT COMPLEMENTS INDIVIDUALITY
Your clients' fashion choices are a reflection of their personality and style, and our upcycling process ensures their clothes are as unique as they are.
Upcycling means creating custom and unique pieces, sometimes even one-of-a-kind. It's also an opportunity for fashion lovers to make a positive impact and wear something of true value.
By repurposing pieces your customers no longer wear and transforming them into something they'll cherish, you're sending a powerful message: We care. At THE LABORATOIRE., all of our upcycling projects are designed by Dan Pontarlier, but we work closely with each customer to ensure the final product perfectly reflects their individual style and tastes.
We offer a wide range of designs, from a selection of premade patterns that can be adapted to the pieces, to exclusive custom orders. Our designer will provide suggestions to enhance the shape and look of the garment, while always keeping the client's preferences in mind.
When you choose THE LABORATOIRE. for your upcycling needs, you can trust that we'll create a unique, personalized piece that you'll love - all while making a positive impact on the environment. Contact us to learn more about our custom upcycling services.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
For the brand
CONSULTATION & PLANNING
DESIGN & BRANDING
PRODUCTION & SETUP
INSTALLATION & MANAGEMENT
For the customer
The customer selects the garment they prefer for upcycling and brings it to the store. They agree with the designer on a favorite design for the upcycled garment.
The creative input is generated alongside the customer and based on their taste, with suggestions from the designer to benefit the shape and look of the client. Then, production starts
Our seamstress obtains the measurements from the customer, depending on the garment that has to be created.
The customer picks up the new garment in the store. They can try it out as it is made to measure to ensure that everything is in order.
If you're interested in hosting a pop-up store with us and showcasing your brand's upcycled and sustainable clothing to your customers, contact us to learn more about the process and how we can help. We'll work with you to select the right location, measure the space, upcycle your stock (optional), and set up the mobile store for your customers.
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HOW DOES THIS IMPACT POSITIVELY?
THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL
In addition to the main creation of upcycled garments, we partner with local companies to provide unique and eco-friendly accessories that complement our designs. Our partners repurpose materials like denim, coffee bags from brands such as "Carte Noir" and "Lavazza", and more to create one-of-a-kind pieces like ties, belts, skirts, vests, and more.
By working with these local companies, we're able to offer a wider range of sustainable fashion options to our customers.
CREATING UNIQUE FASHION PIECES WITH YOUR STOCK
If you have a stock of unsold products, we have a solution that can help prevent waste and increase your responsibility towards the environment. Our upcycling process allows us to transform those fabrics into new, unique designs that your customers will love.
We work with expert seamsters and seamstresses to create prêt-à-porter and made-to-measure garments using a range of upcycling techniques. Our upcycling process is eco-friendly, ensuring that the materials are repurposed and given a new lease on life.
If you're interested in using our upcycling services, we can organize the pick-up of your unsold products and include them in the production process. We'll work with you to create designs that align with your brand's style and values while also minimizing waste and maximizing sustainability.
By partnering with us, you'll be able to reduce your environmental impact and tap into a growing market of eco-conscious consumers.
Contact us to learn more about our upcycling services and how we can help you achieve your sustainable fashion goals.
WEARABLE UPCYCLED ART
Wearable art, also known as Artwear or "art to wear", is a form of artistic expression that fuses fashion with fine art. These individually designed pieces of handmade clothing or jewelry are created with a focus on expression, beauty, and creativity.
In the past, fashion has often been seen as a secondary art form, overshadowed by painting, music, sculpture, or architecture. However, we believe that fashion is one of the purest expressions of art because it is a form of art that is lived on a daily basis. Wearable art takes this idea to the next level, allowing individuals to wear unique, expressive pieces that serve as a reflection of their innermost selves.
At THE LABORATOIRE., we are committed to elevating fashion to the same stature as other art forms. Our upcycling techniques allow us to create one-of-a-kind pieces that are not only beautiful, but also eco-friendly and sustainable. We work transforming pre-loved garments and materials into wearable art that your customers will cherish.
Through our designs, we seek to challenge traditional ideas of gender and shape, creating unique, expressive pieces that empower individuals to express their true selves. We believe that everyone deserves to feel confident and beautiful in their own skin, and our wearable art pieces are designed to do just that.
Join us in our mission to change the way we view fashion and elevate it to the same status as other art forms.