Our Process

Handcrafting for the future.

Théla works with plastic waste – discarded plastic carry bags, garbage bags, food packaging wrappers and large sheets used in agriculture – to handcraft our upcycled fabrics.

These fabrics are then tailored in combination with natural and ethical materials to make products that are sustainable, fair and long-lasting.

From Waste to Yarn...

From discarded plastic to beautiful, functional products - collecting

Retrieving

Discarded plastic is collected from garbage bins, streets and waste collection points.

From discarded plastic to beautiful, functional products - washing

Washing & Drying

They are then washed, removing all the stains and hung on a line or laid flat to dry.

Théla Process - cutting the plastic bags into yarn

Cutting & Balling

The clean plastic is cut by hand into yarn and would into balls.

To Products that are Sustainable and Fair.

Théla Process - from discarded plastic to beautiful, functional products.

Handcrafting

The yarn is finally crafted using two techniques – crochet and weaving.

Théla Process - from discarded plastic to beautiful, functional products.

Tailoring

The plastic fabrics are tailored under fair trade conditions into fashion and lifestyle accessories.

Théla Process - from discarded plastic to beautiful, functional products.

Drumroll!

The final product is as sustainable as it gets - upcycled plastic fabrics in combination with natural, vegan materials.