SZA and the Slow Factory environmental foundation are collaborating on a line of sustainable clothing and merchandise that has been in development since 2018. Ctrl Fishing Company, launched by SZA and Slow Factory fashion designer Céline Semaan, is being produced in a sustainable factory in Los Angeles and the singer is aiming for a launch in spring 2021.
"I'm actually partnering with Céline from Slow Factory on getting it to be perfectly sustainable", SZA told POPSUGAR. "We created our own fabric based off quilted pieces of landfill fabric in different colorways. We're just trying to make sh*t that I really want to wear, but also in a way that doesn't f*ck up our carbon footprint or my karma, and that's really difficult. Merch is gonna go up in the next week or so! I'm about to go through a huge cleaning in my house for the merch that we're using coming up. It's all literally made from recycled clothing, clothing that was already thrown away and headed to the landfill, not even clothing that was slated to be purchased again. We repurposed that". SZA has slowly dropped previews of Ctrl Fishing Company's merch on the brand's Instagram since the account appeared in August 2018. The range includes sweatshirts, embroidered tops, and patchwork pieces with logos including "Puck Flastic" and "Sustainability Gang". Keep reading ahead for a preview of Ctrl Fishing Company by SZA and Slow Factory.