Changing the world through responsible design
Christopher Raeburn has established his eponymous brand with responsible and intelligent fashion design for a global audience. The RÆMADE ethos in particular has pioneered the reworking of surplus fabrics and garments to create distinctive and functional pieces.
Alongside this, a highly collaborative spirit informs luxurious, handcrafted and award-winning products with integrity and purpose. This innovative approach, with an unusual balance of high concept, accessibility and wearability, is applied to menswear, womenswear, luggage and accessories.
With its RÆBURN Lab in the heart of East London, RÆBURN is stocked in the best stores globally and receives media coverage worldwide.
Christopher won a Fashion Award in 2020, selected as one of the Honourees of the Environment category. The awards celebrate the individuals who have created positive change within the fashion industry, as chosen by 800 key members of the global fashion industry.
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
The RÆBURN RÆMADE philosophy has its origins in his fascination with military materials and utilitarian clothing. Established in 2009, Christopher’s never-ending ‘archaeological’ discoveries led to his first full collection (AW10 PREPARE) using de-commissioned military stock to create limited edition outerwear for both men and women. From wool field jackets to nylon parachute canopies, each RÆMADE style is produced by meticulously deconstructing the original and reworking the materials into unique and ethical garments.
“I am very humbled to have received the Fashion Award 2020 given our 11 years of doing things differently at RÆBURN — putting action over words, and attracting disruptors, innovators and troublemakers who support our vision.”
Every decision we make as a business is underpinned by the 4 R’s;
RÆMADE, RÆDUCED, RÆCYCLED and RÆBURN
Paramount to the RÆBURN philosophy since 2001 is RÆMADE — reworking surplus materials, products and artefacts into completely new designs. Every RÆMADE piece is a limited edition, proudly cut and reconstructed in England.
Designs developed at the RÆBURN Lab are considered for their impact on the environment. Whether reworking surplus materials, minimising carbon footprint with local manufacturing, or simply producing smaller batches, waste can be RÆDUCED.
Seeking the most responsible materials around the globe, and working with responsible manufacturing partners is key to the RÆBURN brand. RECYCLING pre-existing materials and harnessing green technologies is fundamental to the production process.
Key milestones from the past decade
Christopher Ræburn wins a Fashion Award, selected as one of the Honourees of the Environment category.
The RÆBURN Lab opens to the public with a mission to educate and inspire around Craft, Community & Creativity.
Christopher Ræburn rebrands to RÆBURN following the appointment of Graeme Ræburn as Performance Director.
Christopher Ræburn is appointed Global Creative Director of Timberland.
Christopher Ræburn designs the uniforms for the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London.
The company relocates to the RÆBURN Lab in the old Burberry Textile Factory, East London.
Christopher Ræburn wins the award for Best Emerging Designer at the GQ Men of the Year Awards.
Christopher Ræburn wins Menswear Brand Of The Year at the UKFT Awards.
Christopher Ræburn is named Artistic Director of Victorinox.
Christopher Ræburn collaborates with Moncler on a collection entitled Future Heritage.
Christopher Ræburn wins the British Fashion Award for Emerging Talent Menswear.
Christopher Ræburn presents his first collection at London Fashion Week; eight outerwear garments constructed from a single parachute.
“It is Mr Raeburn’s clear vision of clothes that protect man and the planet that make him an original and exceptional designer”