Hi! My name is Rebekah Joy, and this is Flux Bene. In case you are new to our work, Flux Bene is a zero-waste clothing line designed and produced in Pittsburgh. All of our pieces are one-of-a-kind, upcycled from second market materials, and gender neutral. We offer a diverse set of styles in sizes ranging from 42″ chest measurement up to 90″.
I have been designing and sewing since my teens and became passionate about conscious consumption and sustainable living while studying Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation, I noticed a serious lack of functional pockets in my wardrobe and began to add pockets to every dress, skirt, and top that I owned. One pocket led to another, and in 2017 Flux Bene was officially launched.
Flux Bene is a small sustainable art project. Our goal is to facilitate the reuse of 10,000 garments by June 2025.
ABOUT MY PRODUCTS:
Each piece is designed and produced individually in our Point Breeze studio. We thoughtfully redesign upcycled garments into wearable art pieces utilizing textile art techniques such as hand dyeing, screen printing, block printing, quilting and painting.
Every single item in our collection has functional pockets and is equally wearable by individuals of all gender expressions. Because our line is created using upcycled garments and rescued yardage, there is no additional waste produced in the course of making our collection.
If you are a creative, hardworking and kind individual, Flux Bene is for you. We make these pieces to last and we hope that the Flux Bene you choose becomes an integral part of your wardrobe for years to come.
In an effort to inspire even more clothing items to be reused, we have just launched our first sewing pattern for upcycling. The pattern is for our first design, the Flughafen Top, and the digital version can be downloaded from our webshop.
Thank you for your support!
*The first 5 studio photos in our slideshow were shot by photographer Sean Carroll*