Catch of the day — Les Deux uses fished up PET bottles in new jacket

Les Deux has unveiled a new versatile jacket that is not limited to just one type of weather or season. It’s possible to ditch the zip-off sleeves and wear it as a vest if the unpredictable Scandinavian autumn weather suddenly turns warm, so that you don’t have to purchase two pieces.

Each square meter of the vest-jacket is made out of 70 PET bottles, and in total the jacket is made out of approximately 120 plastic bottles. The plastic bottles have been sourced by Spanish sustainable fashion brand EcoAlf, who gathers the bottles from the European oceans thanks to over 3000 fishermen at 5o ports, where over 550 fishing vessels set sail from. When the fishermen reel up their nets, they collect the unwanted plastic waste and hand it over to EcoAlf.

This is not Les Deux’s first action towards sustainability. The company recently launched Rewear, an initiative where customers can hand in used Les Deux clothes to get a gift card at one of their 800 worldwide stores or on their website.

— We have launched Rewear to minimize the environmental footprint and increase the total number of times a garment is used. By collecting used clothes and passing it on to new owners, we can re-establish the joy around these garments, and thus extend their lifespan, says Andreas von der Heide, CEO and co-founder of Les Deux, in a statement.

In other Les Deux news, the brand is expanding its physical retailing presence with a new Copenhagen store on Kronprinsgade 14. It opens its doors this Sunday, 1 November, and will work as a social gathering place with a built-in café and other lounging spots.


Bang & Olufsen revamps the iconic 4000c turntable

The Beogram 4000c was originally launched in the early 1970s and has subsequently become one of Bang & Olufsen’s staple pieces, with its futuristic expression and innovative tangential tonearm that prevents sound distortion. Even though the brand has kept on developing cutting-edge audio solutions since then, the Danish audio brand is now going back to its roots by breathing life into the almost 50-year-old vinyl player.

Bang & Olufsen has fetched 95 original units and brought them to the Struer Factory in Denmark where they were first created. A team of engineers has thoroughly disassembled and then refurbished, replaced and cleaned every single component of the old turntables. Once this process is complete, each Beogram 400c is individually tested to meet Bang & Olufsen’s exacting specifications of longevity and sound quality.

— In a world of consumer electronics, most products are regarded as disposable commodities. At Bang & Olufsen, our products are built to stand the test of time. That is what differentiates us as a brand, what the Beogram 4000c so beautifully embodies and what we want to build on in the future, says Mads Kogsgaard Hansen, the project leader of the Bang & Olufsen’s new Classics initiative. This initiative hopes to store and reimagine classic products to demonstrate the timelessness of that Danish audio products.

The refurbished version of the old Beogram 4000c is heavily inspired by the look and feel of the original version. What’s new this time around is the updated champagne-coloured chassi, the solid oak frame and the tinted dust lid. It will certainly suit most homes, but make sure to be vigilant. Only 95 are available and according to Bang & Olufsen’s website, it is only available in Europe from early November.