recycled fashion

Daniel Silverstein's David Bowie Sweatshirt is a "Zero Waste" Oddity

Get your Rebel Rebel on with Daniel Silverstein’s “zero waste” David Bowie sweatshirt—a tribute to our favorite Space Oddity. Part of Silverstein’s…

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5 Ideas That Could Transform the Fashion Industry

CLOSING THE LOOP “The response of the first Global Change Award is overwhelming,” Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M and a board member of the H&M Conscious Foundation,…

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Meet the Winners of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award

MODERN CHINA CHIC As soon as she comes down from cloud nine, Guzik will be re-packing her bags and moving back to Hong Kong, which is emerging as a big influencer in sustainable fashion…

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Fashion Designers Transform Ford’s Recycled Upholstery Fabrics into Couture

PEDAL POWER “With visible construction and hidden details, we wanted to create something that forces the wearer to dig a little deeper and to get to know the garment,” Ward…

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Vaute's Recycled-Cotton Aran Sweaters Are an Animal Lover's Dream

Can’t or won’t wear wool? Vaute’s vintage-inspired fisherman’s sweaters are the non-sheep treat you seek. Composed of 80 percent recycled cotton, derived from…

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Lesbos Volunteers Turn Abandoned Life Vests Into Mattresses for Refugees

Photo by Malcolm Chapman/Shutterstock The beaches of the Greek island of Lesbos are littered with bright orange life jackets, left behind by the thousands of refugees who arrive daily…

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Virginia Tech Student Creates Backpack From Recycled Plastic Bags

If Gabriella Jacobsen’s design education is indeed, as she says, her “secret superpower,” then it’s a good thing for the rest of us that she’s harnessing…

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McDonalds Turns Redesigned Packaging Into Trash-tastic Accessories

OUTSIDE THE BOX Machado and Hardouin ended up using 50 bags, 72 straws, 22 cups, and eight sandwich boxes, along with a handful of rhinestones and pearls for embellishment.…

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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2015 (Vote for the Most Creative!)

We couldn’t include all of our upcycled faves. Drop by our archives for more creative goodness…

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Watch Veja Recycle Plastic Bottles Into Eco-Hip Sneakers

Veja doesn’t just make shoes; it makes statements. The French company employs some of the greenest footwear materials on the planet, including wild Amazonian rubber, organic and…

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Kin-Tsugi Goods Upcycles Vintage Garments Into Wearable Art

For stylist-turned-designer Mai-Lei Pecorari, “make do and mend” isn’t just an exhortation, it’s a way of life. Her clothing line, Kin-tsugi Goods, revels in…

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Budapest's Only Eco-Fashion Line Upcycles Castoffs Into Clothing

Adding to the buzz of creativity in Budapest is a cafe, pop-up, and design studio called Printa. The on-site silkscreen and fashion workshop produces garments that are displayed in…

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Finalists of 2015 EcoChic Design Award Turn Upcycling Into an Art Form

Sara Kiani from the United Kingdom created this dress and pleated jacket from secondhand hotel linens. “I became deeply shocked at having followed the big environmental and social…

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Looptworks Upcycles Alaska Airlines Seat Leather Into Eco-Chic Bags

CARRY ONS Like all Looptworks products, each Alaska Airlines item is handmade, hand-numbered, and backed by a lifetime guarantee. “Looptworks’ collaboration with Alaska Airlines is…

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Hand-Cranked Sidewalk Cart Recycles Old Plastic Bags Into Stylish Totes

Few things are as emblematic of our throwaway culture as the humble plastic bag. Cheap to produce, easy to carry, and convenient to use, some 500 billion of the things are deployed…

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Dutch Designer Turns Festival Tents Into "Sheltersuits" for the Homeless

Abandoned tents, a post-revel scourge at music festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury, could soon find new life as weather-resistant coats that convert into sleeping bags for the…

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Space Between: Locavore Fashion Produced From Textile Waste

New Zealand fashion students at Massey University are leading a brand new kind of social enterprise producing local, recycled fashion. The initiative called Space Between is a…

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EcoChic Design Award Launches Alumni Network

Ecouterre is a media sponsor of the 2015/16 EcoChic Design Award There’s much refashioning happening in the area of textile-waste-reduction, with designers around the world…

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