Updated: Jun 10
Being a graffiti artist, combined with my love for streetwear and helping the planet I was destined to make custom upcycled clothes. Being a true Street Hippee requires you to look the part, in a sense if you look like a Hippee you'll feel like one too. Walking into the room with long hair accompanied by a bold outfit choice is what you can expect from our crowd. Carrying the smell of the session before you left but nobody cares because you look like a natural born Hippee rebel that's just here for a good time.
Seriously, you'll embrace exactly what it means to be a Street Hippee when your at your next beach bonfire smoking a jay or ripping through the city on your board feeling like a celebrity stoner in one of my Handmade 1 of 1 pieces. Clothing waste is growing rapidly across the globe and in America specifically, see this excerpt from a BBC Future article writting in 2020 " Around 85% of all textiles thrown away in the US – roughly 13 million tonnes in 2017 – are either dumped into landfill or burned. The average American has been estimated to throw away around 37kg of clothes every year. And globally, an estimated 92 million tonnes of textiles waste is created each year and the equivalent to a rubbish truck full of clothes ends up on landfill sites every second. By 2030, we are expected as a whole to be discarding more than 134 million tonnes of textiles a year." That's like 45 elephants worth of waste , this problem is effecting all of us so it's up to you and I to do our part and hold ourselves accountable to make a difference everyday.
Choosing the sustainable clothing option instead of buying new is not just cool as hell but also cuts down on that huge amount of waste. If that doesn't get you hyped up about Street Hippee Streetwear how about the fact that every piece is hand picked and handmade. Nothing beats a good art piece ( made by a cool artist ) with a dope story, but how many damn canvas's do you have that you can wear as a jacket? By buying a Street Hippee piece you are buying a piece of artwork with a story, something truly original and unique just like you. So.... , go on, buy that piece you were looking at early you dirty Hippee.