As athletes, we are always on the move. Our aspiration is to never stand still, to always evolve and to enjoy the freedom to go our own way. Together we have been chasing our own shadow for six years, always with a love of detail, creativity and lightness. Our products become constant companions on our adventures: the rain jacket reminds us of the cold spring outing, the cap of the morning runs at sunrise and the suit of the first competition. But in our everyday adventures, something can quickly go wrong. You get caught on a branch and your trousers tear open, or the zip seam breaks when you try to close your jacket in a headwind. With our repair service, we want to help make sure that most of these accidents are quickly forgotten and that the garments are refitted for the next adventure.
But there are also cases where you send us clothes that we cannot repair or refurbish. This is particularly unfortunate. Because today, less than 1% of clothing collected for recycling is reprocessed into new textiles or garments. The majority is reprocessed for low-grade purposes like insulation before being incinerated or landfilled.
Our products are designed to accompany you for many years. Because it's clear: every single RYZON product also consumes resources from our home planet. The majority of the environmental impact of our products occurs during the production of the garment. It is all the more unfortunate when it loses its functionality due to an accident and can no longer be used as a whole.
However, individual components, such as the material of the product, pockets or zips can still be used, depending on their condition. As part of her bachelor's thesis, our colleague Tina has taken on the task of rescuing these lost parts and breathing new life into them. The result is several unique items that are as unique as the history of their components.
With the ReLine project, Tina, together with RYZON , wants to take a step further towards the circular economy by extending the life of RYZON products and creating unique items from them. Just as you would take your bike to the workshop or repair it yourself, Tina also wanted to deal with clothing. Upcycling not only allows the products to be reused, but also gives them an enormous boost in value.
Tina decided to design a possible bikepacking collection. Various bags, stowage options and accessories offer practical space for items to be transported. The deceleration of travelling on and with the bike is reflected in the idea of the collection. Thoughtful upcycling is an art. And along the way, it is a form of taking responsibility, as part of the fashion industry.
The result of this elaborate fine work is absolutely worth seeing. The resulting unique collection will not be for sale, but possibly exhibited for viewing. This was also the focus of the ReLine collection: it was not about the interest in selling the products again, but about the question of what RYZON can do to create added value from the products even at the end of the product lifecycle.
Maybe this collection will inspire you to create something new out of old clothes.