Drawing inspiration from the V&A’s fashion collection – the most comprehensive collection of dress in the world – the V&A Shop features clothing, textiles and accessories inspired by the Museum's collections and temporary exhibitions.
V&A x The Revival
Recycled denim oversized tote bag by The Revival
This bag was made by THE REVIVAL in collaboration with the V&A, out of fabric rescued from landfill, beaches, and Kantamanto, the largest second-hand clothing market in West Africa. Denim is the most common fabric found at these sources. THE REVIVAL is a community-led, sustainable, non-profit organisation creating awareness, art, and jobs with upcycled global textile waste coming to Ghana. They turn much of this textile waste into protective workwear for local farmers. This project gives new life to fabric which would otherwise be discarded. THE REVIVAL invites us to cherish this bag as a piece of wearable art and reflect on the impact of clothing waste across the globe.
Ife t-shirt by Yinka Ilori
Named for the Yoruba word for love, the design on the Ife t-shirt reflects the interconnectivity that love creates. Designer Yinka Ilori is a multi-disciplinary artist, drawing on the parables and verbal traditions of his British-Nigerian heritage to create a bold visual language that resonates with a global audience.