Outdoor clothing brand Patagonia are the latest brand to launch a new ethical collection made entirely from reclaimed fabrics.

For Truth to Materials, Patagonia have poached Italian wool merchant Bernado Calamai, whose family business Figli di Michelangelo Calamai have been producing reclaimed wool fabrics since 1878.

The whole collection is made from off-cuts from the factory floor as well as damaged jackets, unwanted woollen jumpers and cotton scraps. Patagonia certainly aren’t the first clothing brand to up-cycle off-cuts but they're perhaps one of the most established to create a premium line to salvage an otherwise waste product.

In a similar example of material management, for London Design Festival, designers Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri have created -ISH, a range of furniture and tableware made from three up-cycled composite materials - Slate-ish, Denimite and Marblus – that look just like premium stone goods. The end products are quite remarkable, considering their origins.