Fashion for education

Cameron Saul, BOTTLETOP co-founder

The new horizon for the luxury fashion industry is about marrying design with social and environmental impact.

  • Cameron Saul co-founded BOTTLETOP in 2002 as a way of using sustainable design to provide jobs and funds for health education in developing countries. It started with a best-selling collaboration with Mulberry featuring a bag made from bottle tops that Saul found while teaching in Uganda.
  • BOTTLETOP pioneered the use of upcycled materials to make luxurious, aspirational products with artisans in challenging parts of the world. It also innovates in its use of eco fabrics, while its London shop is the world's first to have an interior made from 3D-printed recycled plastic.
  • It now produces collections with artisans in Brazil, and empowers young people through its foundation in Brazil, Kenya and Ethiopia, which support education on sexual health, drug and alcohol abuse and gender equality.
  • BOTTLETOP also has music and art components with the Sound Affects album series and Full Circle program.
  • It has collaborated or partnered with brands including Narciso Rodriguez, DKNY, the Rio Olympics and BAFTA, and has been endorsed by the likes of Anna Wintour, Kofi Annan, Jessica Alba, Bob Geldof and Bill Clinton. BOTTLETOP is also a UBS Optimus grantee.

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