Textile artist and designer Kathleen Tesnakis created `e ko logic in 1996 as an exploration in reuse. The creativity that recycling requires has provided years of inspiration. Every item she makes must be hand cut and combined like a collage as her raw material is multifarious in nature. Kathleen’s sustainable philosophy is deeply rooted in the `e ko logic studio where every bit of scrap waste is identified and resorted to develop future products. All of these actions take time but it is this very intention that resonates throughout the `e ko logic designs. You may have seen Kathleen’s work on the cover of Organic Style magazine, read about her in Daily Candy or seen her ‘fingerless mittens’ in Time magazine, to mention a few. This year, look for Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, rockin’ out in an `e ko logic recycled cashmere sweater, aptly named ‘Lee’. Currently, Kathleen operates `e ko logic with the help of her husband Charlie, bulldog Jasper and the studio team.

All products are handmade by recycling post-consumer used cashmere sweaters into one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. In the 18 years since `e ko logic, Inc. was founded, over 7 tons of used clothing has been rescued and transformed. Kathleen chooses to use natural fibers because they allow your body to breathe and will eventually breakdown when landfilled. All `e ko logic products are made in their hometown of Troy, NY. This allows Kathleen to provide like-minded individuals with jobs they can put their hearts into. The garments used to create their raw material are discards from the NYC region. Reusing clothes as a raw material has many benefits; it decreases dependence on the water and chemicals required to make new materials, reduces the amount of used clothing being landfilled (85% of all used clothing is landfilled) and transforms a discarded product into something beautiful and functional that has the quality to last a second lifetime.

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    • Large Fingerless Mittens by `e ko logic

      Fingerless mittens are a unique experience in comfort and functionality. No right or left, just choose top color to match your day. Tuck fingers into hidden pocket for full coverage or scrunch fabric down to expose your digits. Each pair is lovingly created for maximum visual impact. Cell phone friendly!

      Fabric & Care

      100% Felted Cashmere  
      Hand wash in cold water. Dry flat.

      Handmade in Troy, NY

    • At `e ko logic we design and manufacture quality products out of recycled clothing. We hunt for treasures and dismantle each garment by hand; taking time to recognize its unique character and individual beauty. The material is then transformed by joining it with other pieces ” separate elements finding harmony together. There is a little magic and a lot of love in each piece we construct.

      Due to the random nature of the clothing we recycle, our items are all unique. We cannot request our palette. We use what we find. We deliberate over each coloration and custom-create a diverse collection of clothing and accessories.

      What was once discarded is now the source of warmth, comfort and individual expression.

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