Kathmandu Biodown Pop-Up

Tue 26th April, 2022 – Thu 28th April, 2022
Federation Square
Swanston Street and Flinders Street, Melbourne
Price: Free
More than 3000 kilograms of textile waste has been repurposed for the installation, giving you a tangible look at how much Aussies throw away every five minutes.

Travel and outdoor gear brand Kathmandu has been making durable, reliable, weatherproof clothing for decades. But its latest drop shows its commitment to being sustainable, too.

Every part of its new Biodown jacket is biodegradable and the down itself is also fully traceable. It’s part of the clothing brand’s commitment to have 100 per cent of its products designed, developed and manufactured in a circular way.

And its new installation in Fed Square demonstrates why that’s so important. Every five minutes, Australians discard 3000 kilograms of textile and fashion waste, with many items destined for landfill where they will not break down.

Eco-entrepreneur, zero-waste advocate and Future Food System founder Joost Bakker has sourced 3000 kilograms of waste from textile recycling company Upparel (formerly Manrags) to design the installation, giving visitors a look at just how much clothing is thrown away in a short amount of time.