Mending for Good

Mending for Good is a consultancy agency that offers creative, ethical solutions to brands for the issues of waste and excess stock. By working with a network of craft-based social enterprises and artisans in Italy, and creatively repurposing left-over materials, Mending for Good offers circular solutions and seeks to promote social justice through craftsmanship.

Their values-driven projects are mindful of the environment and deliver a positive social impact, thus offering brands the opportunity to adapt their business models in ways that show leadership on the pressing issues of environmental sustainability and show recognition for the people behind products.
The proposals to re-make, re-purpose, re-craft excess raw materials and goods are customized to each brand, and serve to create socially valuable storytelling opportunities to communicate the circular philosophy.

Mending for good works with young designers to facilitate a virtuous connection with the textile industry at large, to utilize their textile wastes as a valuable resource. Primarily coordinating original projects and collaborations between designers and brands, and a selected network of Italian artisans and social enterprises to repurpose materials and products through various highly-skilled textile crafts.

We collaborated with Mending For Good, for our All Our Stories collection – where knitwear was a key area of development. The knitwear was designed in collaboration with Alice Morell Evans, and uses Sesia Wool industry waste sample swatches, crocheted together with Seisia organic bio wool by the team at Manusa. Each year, the sample swatches created each season become surplus at the end of each production cycle. To utilise this waste for the All Our Stories collection, Bethany and Founder of Mending For Good, Barbara Guarducci, developed a sorting technique with Sesia for their team to separate the swatches.

Barbara Guarducci said “Mending for Good was born to provide design-driven technical solutions for the excess stock and left-overs of the fashion industry. Everyday tons of so far “considered” waste are still produced, that is why we love to collaborate with visionary designers such as Bethany Williams that sees waste as the raw material from which a beautiful story can start.”