recycled clothing

"Bignik," the World's Largest Picnic Blanket, Engulfs Swiss Town

BIG DAY OUT But “art has to have a clear function,” the Riklins believe. To that end, the duo has invited locals and tourists to picnic on the checkered spread. PHOTOS |…

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These Yummy Treats Want You to Donate Your Old Clothes

Don’t let your clothes become food for moths when they can warm the needy. That’s the message behind a series of witty posters that reimagine castoff garments a hamburger, a…

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Pharrell, G-Star Raw Unveil Recycled-Plastic "Raw for the Oceans" Line

GET RAW Bionic Yarn estimates that the full collection employs an estimated 10 tons of recycled marine debris. The line, which includes T-shirts, hoodies, boilersuits, trench coats,…

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Jazz Up an Old Tank Top With These Easy Embellishments (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Old tank tops Small pieces of stretch- or knit-jersey fabric Small pieces of felt Lace Sewing machine or needle and thread VERSION ONE: LACY ACCENTS Measure a…

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Atlanta Secondhand-Goods Store Parodies Pharrell Williams's "Happy"

Finally got Happy out of your head? Used Clothes Are Not Trashy, a cover of Pharrell Williams’s infections earworm by Atlanta’s Garson & Shaw, will keep you clapping…

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Regenesi, Dainese Upcycle Old Motorcycle Racing Suits Into Accessories

Feeling a need for speed? Get a danger-free rush from Regenesi’s recent collaboration with Dainese, an Italian firm that specializes in protective motorcycling gear. Unveiled at…

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EcoChic Design Award Wants China to Change How It Dresses the World

Ecouterre is the official media sponsor of the 2014 EcoChic Design Award. It’s not everyday that the world’s biggest clothing factory, China, steps into the sustainable fashion…

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Brut Cake Upcycles Vintage Chinese Fabrics Into One-of-a-Kind Items

Brut Cake is the innovative brand behind these creative ceramics, textiles, and furniture pieces handmade in a Shanghai-based studio using a beautiful array of local and natural…

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Local Buttons: Upcycled Clothing, Ethically Made in Haiti With Dignity

Local Buttons have evolved a collection of professional accessories and garments ethically in Haiti to help the local community. The design team launched three years ago with the aim of…

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Will.i.am, Ekocycle, Global Citizen Declare "A Day Without Waste"

Are you a cup culprit, a double bagger, a container retainer, or napkin nipper? Bail yourself out on Wednesday by joining musician Will.i.am, his Coca-Cola-backed “Ekocycle”…

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MILCH, Lenzing Repurpose Men's Shirts Into Avant-Garde Garments

MILCH has always liked to borrow from the boys, so it’s latest collaboration should come as little surprise. A veteran of “hijacking” classic men’s fashion to…

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Lady Gaga Wears "Upcycled" Coffee-Filter Dress to Jimmy Kimmel Live

For a woman who has worn everything from a flying dress to slabs of meat, coffee filters must seem positively quotidian. Yet there Lady Gaga was at Jimmy Kimmel Live at SXSW in Austin,…

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Brigid KO Upcycles Discarded Inner Tubes Into Edgy Pleather Couture

Where most see a punctured bike inner tube as a frustrating and inconvenient nuisance, designer Brigid Oesterling of Brigid KO sees an opportunity. Her dark, edgy line of clothing and…

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Mimi NY Turns Antique Textiles Into Couture at Launch NYC Fashion Week

AMAZING LACE It’s in the literal transfiguration of these “forgotten fragments” that designer Mimi Prober finds her inspiration. Her one-of-a-kind works, which she…

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Vivienne Westwood Designs Eco-Friendly Wedding Gown for Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog might be tying the knot, again. Like a barnyard Liz and Dick, the on-again, off-again couple have been married before—at least twice on The Muppet Show…

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Pharrell, G-Star Raw Create Denim Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

RAW FOR THE OCEANS “Working with G-Star was an obvious choice, because they have a legacy of pushing the boundaries of fashion and denim forward,” Williams said.…

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Kondakis's Upcycled-Parachute Fashions Help Educate Maasai Girls

REDESIGN “Education is one of the strongest tools one can have in order to create their own future but the girls are being under prioritized in the Maasai community,”…

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Germany's Karen Jessen Wins the 2013 EcoChic Design Award

Ecouterre is an official media sponsor of the 2013 EcoChic Design Award. Fashion NGO Redress injected Hong Kong Fashion Week with a creative dose of high-appeal and low-textile waste…

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