Agent Reclaim is a brand focussed on slow production model. We work with post consumer, downstream leather, damaged and in many cases beyond repair. Upcycling, repurposing, reclaiming, there are many terms used to define what we do. It's working with what already exist and bringing life back to it in a new form. This is sustainable fashion and a disruptive response to the toxic and damaging fast fashion industry. What we do is by no means novel in this practice and we are thrilled to see so many designers, big and small brands making gorgeous products out of refuse materials and damaged clothing.
So far Agent Reclaim has diverted over 16,000 lbs of leather from going to landfill and repurposed 1000 lbs of hardware. We have collaborated with brands in diverting their damaged, returned inventory to produce capsule collections and helping them minimize their carbon footprint. We continue to work on finding ways to incorporate deadstock (textiles castoffs from post production, manufacturers and design houses) for our bag lining.
Each Agent Reclaim bag/accessory carries a story through its seams. By upcycling these forgotten or once loved garments we are paying homage to its origins and extending the life cycle of the garment by transforming it into a new product, thus extending its life cycle.
We aim to work towards a fully circular model and believe we can be a zero waste business, doing good for people and the planet by only producing what is needed. Our Made to Order model allows us to minimize our foot print, building quality over quantity.
Every Agent Reclaim bag is made to order out of our Toronto area studio.