Saturday, 11 July 2009

Keep Your Feet On The Seats.

Above and Below are "London's unique environment conscious footwear and accessories brand". Their range of retro style high-top trainers show how resourseful and creative Above and Below have been in their use of commercial waste.

The printed textiles, which may be familiar to anyone who has travelled on London's bus and tube network, are restored upholstery fabrics from dis-used carriages. Recycled tyre rubber is used for the soles. The leather for the trim comes from a surplus of leather cheque book covers. (People don't use cheque books anymore so banks have a surplus stock of the covers).

I saw the range yesterday at the Kioskkiosk pop-up shop on London's South Bank - near City Hall. Above and Below will be there again on Friday 17th July. Go and check them out. For those who are not in London you can view the full range on their website and at Urban Remade.

Metropolitan Line

Piccadilly Line