Clothing and apparel made from recycled, plastic shopping bags.
Clothing and apparel made from recycled, plastic shopping bags. Read more
Pälemer is an apparel company determined to challenge fast fashion and eliminate consumer waste—starting with the plastic, single-use shopping bag.
We utilize used, plastic shopping bags as a material to produce clothing and apparel.
We are a zero-waste company determined to eliminate consumer waste by embracing the unintended resiliency of preexisting, environmentally-incompatible materials.
Positioning ourselves in the fashion industry, we are also able to tackle issues of sustainability within fast fashion and textile production.
Pälemer Insulated Winter Jacket
Constructed of approximately 214 used plastic, shopping bags
Lined with fleece made from recycled materials
Pälemer Windbreaker Jacket
Constructed of approximately 90 used plastic, shopping bags
Lined with mesh made from recycled materials
Pälemer Book Bag
Made from retail shopping bags for additional durability
Each bag is hand constructed of approximately 80 bags
Our planet is facing huge changes.
So we need to be making huge changes.
Pälemer is changing the way we think about manufacturing.
Pälemer is changing the way we think about the materials around us.
Pälemer is changing how we use our planet’s resources and our planet’s waste.
We hope you join us.
Funds from this Kickstarter will be used to:
- purchase equipment to produce our initial line for sale
- invest in Research and Development in preparation for our second line of products
Risks and challenges
We want to make sure our design innovation scales along with our production.
We're excited about the inherent potential of this plastic as an alternative material to fabric, and we want to push its capabilities further.
This will involve further research and development at micro and macro levels—pushing material capabilities as well as our designs.
We're often asked "What happens when the day comes that plastic bags are banned altogether?"
Our answer: "We'll be celebrating!"
The day plastic bags are banned all together, Pälemer will be celebrating the accomplishment—one that we hope we contributed to by generating a loud enough conversation about this environmentally incompatible material.
Then what's next for Pälemer?
We will move on to the next most prevalent, environmentally incompatible material. We already have some ideas in mind.
At Pälemer, we are committed to harnessing the potential of consumer waste, whatever it might be, and creating new, beautiful things from it.
- (33 days)