Deadstock Isn't Really Dead: Maximizing Our Discovery, Minimizing our Impact | Res Ipsa - RES IPSA

Deadstock Isn't Really Dead: Maximizing Our Discovery, Minimizing our Impact | Res Ipsa

Marrakech, Morocco -- We believe every product should have a story. One reason why Res Ipsa opened its atelier and showroom in Marrakech is because we knew from our travels to the ancient city what it would offer by way of its sustainable fabrics and textiles. Our atelier allows us to create products with low-impact, up-cycling practices headed by our production team

On a trip in fall 2019, our travels led us to divine inspiration. Our vision was becoming a reality. One morning we embarked on a days-long search through the city's historic Medina, the traditional marketplace lined with redbrick souk stalls, where craftsmen and women work intently from dawn to dusk. We wanted to source interesting textiles that would help us tell stories untold before that day. And as the sun set, new stories were being written.  

In the same hidden corner we discovered our boucherouite rugs which we repaired and repurposed into our men's and women's babouche slippers, we found something else. There, in the quiet courtyard beneath half-draped awnings to protect from the mid-afternoon Moroccan sun, we stumbled upon heaps of throwaway fabrics stacked on tables taller than us. With some digging we discovered a deadstock textile that, simply put, moved us. It spoke for itself. 

Deadstock Textile Bomber Jacket Collection

Along with kimonos, dopp kits, bags, laptop cases and backpacks, we created a collection of one-of-a-kind bomber jackets from the deadstock textile fabric we discovered. Each jacket is handmade by our tailor Abdelali. See the photographs capturing the progression of our the collection's story from its beginning in Marrakech to its journey's end in Nantucket, Aspen & Los Angeles. It is here where you, our customers, give this brilliant textile a whole new life and meaning! 

Res Ipsa Marrakech

Res Ipsa MarrakechAbdelali - Tailor - designing the new collection

Res Ipsa Marrakech

Res Ipsa Deadstock Textile Bomber JacketRes Ipsa Los Angeles 

Res Ipsa Los AngelesRes Ipsa Los Angeles -- customer Khalil 

Res Ipsa NantucketRes Ipsa Nantucket -- customers Christopher and Matthew

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