Inspiration can strike anywhere, anytime -- Archimedes was taking a bath when he figured out water displacement, and as he ran naked through the streets with joy, someone else was inspired to invent trousers. Drawing sudden inspiration in the middle of nowhere, Year of Thread.
Just launched, Thread's the work of a London designer whose creative juices, once pumped by punk and Basquiat, had almost run dry when inspiration drenched him while he was making tees in a shed in the countryside: he and his brand partner immediately switched up suppliers and self-imposed all manner of planet-friendly stipulations under a policy they (and likely many others who make clothes and love the Earth) call Fair Wear.
Tees are all made from naturally antibacterial 70% Moso bamboo, from "Bearded" (two men whose whiskers have intertwined), to an unnamed number featuring double-vision style robots, to "Omen", which shows a hideously gaping jaw beside a "turban skull & cross-keys" detail based on Vatican symbology, available in white or yellow, but not Dan Brown.
Organic cotton hoodies feature designs like a tattoo-style anchor emblazoned above "everything in life exists between the black & white" or a mess of line drawings such as a flock of birds and profile pics of a man's head ("Dead End"); each is given a vintage look through washing and individual distressing, presumably by showing them the Primark shelf-filler they might have become.
Inspired by a printing error, there's also a "Custom Vault" of one-off duds, such as "Robot Love", with 10 multicolor 'bots on an inside-out vintage Levi's tee, plus a check shirt adorned with a sewn-in print by Victorian illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, a Wilde contemporary whose infatuation with the "grotesque" often manifested in horny demons and enormous genitalia -- fortunately, this print's of a lovely maiden, or else you'd send people running through the streets with terror.