We turn this →

into this

From pollution, to solution...

A 6-step process.

Step 1/6


A team of fishermen and volunteers embark on a mission to collect plastic waste from the Yangtze River and the East China Sea shorelines.

Step 2/6


The collected plastic is taken to a facility where machines sort it by type, color, and origin for specialised processing.

Step 3/6


The goal of this step is to remove impurities and everything that is not made from plastic.

Step 4/6


Resizing involves shredding plastic into small particles for easier processing and reshaping, also allowing a final check to remove any remaining non-plastic contaminants.

Step 5/6


Compounding is when the small particles are crushed and melted together into plastic pellets. The pellets can then be used in the production of our ocean waste fabric.

Step 6/6


The dry pellets are melted and pushed through tiny holes to form fine filaments, which are then cooled, tangled, and stretched to create a yarn ready to be woven into fabric.


The production of our ocean waste fabric uses:

86% less water

Than non-recycled fabrics.

75% less CO2

Than non-recycled fabrics.

70% less energy

Than non-recycled fabrics.

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Our story





I'm Benjamin, the founder of Collect.

I got into functional carry gear during hiking trips with my dad when I was a kid. Later, living in the city, I noticed the lack of functional bags for fast-paced urban life.

So at 17, I learned how to work leather and started making bags that I'd sell to friends' parents and teachers at school.



Early business was going well, but when I moved to Paris to study fashion design at L'école de la Chambre Syndicale, I had to put everything on hold as my sewing machine wouldn't fit in my suitcase, let alone my studio.

The 2020 remote work shift rekindled my quest for the perfect bag. Using my background in fashion, FinTech and marketing, I founded Collect to combine portability, productivity, and sustainability.

Collect is not just functional carry gear; it's a solution to simplify our fast-paced lives while preserving our devastated environment.

This commitment is reflected in our name: all our products are made from waste that we collect.