THE GIRL WITH ROOTS
In 2015, Brazilian designer Helen Minuzzi, seeking alternative ways to express herself through fashion, created her first sustainable pieces, jacket and pants, from used truck canvas. The result was unique garments, with a rustic style and a contemporary identity.
While matching sustainable design with aesthetics, her creations made from ecological and upcycled materials seek the concept of zero waste production.
Helen Minuzzi has recently added accessories to her collections such as backpacks and bags made with PVC waste from textile companies as well as from the automotive sector, recovering scraps of fabrics used in the manufacture of bus, car and subway seat covers.
From her native southern Brazil, she moved to Rio de Janeiro in search of sustainable innovation and finally to Europe where she is now based in both Paris and Lisbon. Inspired by her seamstress grandmother, her creative Brazilian roots have led to a literally local artisanal production nourished by and embracing her itinerancy.
UPCYCLING HANDMADE PRODUCTS
MANGUE is a brand of sustainable clothing and acessories that gives longer life to textile waste using upcycling techniques.
Born in Brazil with minimal and contemporany language, MANGUE (man·gi) refers to the ecosystem of the mangrove which maintains balance in its environment, just like the ideals that keep us alive.
Changes happen when we question the status quo. Ours about breaking the current paradigme of production and offering affordable alternatives for a conscious lifestyle.
This story belongs to a cycle. There is no beginning and no ending, it’s part of a whole.
MATERIALS AND PROCESS
FROM ECOLOGICAL FABRIC TO RESIDUES SEARCH
MANGUE is a brand of sustainable acessories that gives longer life for the waste of textiles using the upcycling techniques. Our roots are brazilian, but we are flowing around the world.
Our story makes part of a cycle. There is no beginning and no ending, but it’s part of a whole.
Born in Brazil with minimal and contemporany language, we are named MANGUE referring to the ecosystem of Mangroble, responsable to maintaining the balance of their environment, just like the ideals that keep us alive.
Changes happens from inquietute with something. Ours is about breaking the current paradigme of production and ofering affordable alternatives for a conscious lifestyle.