SMART: Reflecting on Steven’s Keynote speech

Last Month, our founder, Steven Bethell, had the honour to be this year’s keynote speaker for the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) Summit in Dubai.

Steven spoke about the Threats, Opportunities and Responsibilities of our Industry. One of the biggest Opportunities is what the future holds for our businesses, and the incredible opportunities we have to help stop climate change. “After 25 years, I am so excited about what is to come in the future. For the first time, brands are seeing that used should be a part of the new economy. That second hand can be an input into new manufacturing. This concept of the ‘circular economy’ is now moving from theoretical to actuality” said Steven. Read the full recap of Steven’s speech through our blog.

We encourage you to become a member, in order to join us at the next convention; and to have the ability to learn from leaders in the industry and get the support you require from the SMART team on different types of issues and opportunities. We hope to see you at the next Convention!


BVH’s Newest Collaboration with Converse

Introducing our 10th Collaboration with Converse for two Chuck Taylor 70 Cord Shoes. 

In this latest drop Converse uses upcycled vintage cord garments from Beyond Retro to create a beautiful silhouette for a high and low CT70. The BVH Component Division, supports Beyond Retro by selecting vintage cord garments from secondhand clothes, which are then processed, clean and cut to the specifications needed for each shoe.

With every Converse collaboration we are able to save thousands of secondhand textiles from landfills, as well as create a beautiful and unique shoe that can be worn by many around the world. BVH is proud to have partners like Converse, who work together to create a more circular economy in the Fashion Industry.

Shop the High Cord Chuck Taylor 70 here.
Shop the Low Cord Chuck Taylor 70 here.

Fashion Network Interview

Steven had the opportunity to speak with Fashion Network to discuss our family of businesses and some insights about the work we do. As well as sharing his hopes for the future.

“I’m really proud of the work we did with Converse, because to me, it’s an example of an iconic product that’s reinvented. And all of our skill sets came together now to launched the more premium Beyond Remade range. We have an eye to be able to pick for style and quality and now we have this new talent of being able to remanufacture.”

Read the full article here.

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