Alenkie is an Argentine clothing brand that uses fabrics made from banana and orange peels, abandoned fishing nets, and recycled nylon and polyester.
With the banner of ecology at the fore, many new ventures connected to recycling and waste reuse are emerging. Alenkie is a new clothing brand that is within this group.
The brand was born with the aim of showing that it is not necessary to continue using natural resources to manufacture quality products.
The garments have simple designs, most of them oversized, and printed in a way that does not harm the planet.
The slow fashion clothing brand is known for working with modern and conscious materials such as banana and orange peel fabrics, abandoned fishing nets, recycled nylon, and polyester, recycled PET, and Tencel.
“The idea is to recycle the garbage that we generate and give it another life, turn it into something positive and beautiful”, explains its creator Nana Metanjian, “this collection will promote environmental awareness. It is not a fad or a passing trend, but an active militancy that Alenkie captured as a mission and struggle. ”
“At the time of delivering the purchase, our packaging has zero environmental impact. For that, we collect the bags of potatoes, onions, and sweet potatoes to make backpacks and that’s how the garments are delivered ”, Metanjian details.
Nana Metanjian, the entrepreneur behind Alenkie, arrived six years ago from Armenia and fell in love with Argentina and together with her husband decided to stay and live in the country, where today they raise their two daughters.
In addition to being passionate about fashion and the environment, she is a German translator and also speaks Russian and English.