upcycled fashion

Stitched Up: An Ethical Boutique That Doubles as a DIY Workshop

The brains behind creative hub Stitched Up describe themselves as “a one stop shop for sustainable fashion, fabrics and networking”. While their Manchester (UK)-based HQ is where…

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Upcycled Gear for the Dog on the Go

We can’t decide what’s more impressive: the ingenuity of the designers behind this MacGyvered “doggie pack,” or the fact that they came up with a prototype in…

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Detroit Company Repurposes Peeling Street Graffiti Into Gritty Jewelry

WEARABLE ART Peterson and Russell say that their primary goal is to restore confidence in the women they hire. Many of them left their jobs when they entered the shelter seeking refuge…

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These Sneakers are 100 Percent Rubbish—And It's All Our Fault

COMPLETE GARBAGE “We made these shoes out of 100 percent rubbish found on U.K. shoes,” one poster proclaims. “And we could make a whole lot more.” Another…

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TRMTAB Weaves Leather Waste Into Upcycled Laptop, Tablet Sleeves

LEAVE NOTHING BEHIND True to TRMTAB’s name, all pieces include an extra-wide tab that makes pulling out your gadget a cinch. TRMTAB’s work with Prachi Leathers, a factory…

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Alchemist Creations Upcycles Soda Cans, Leather Scraps Into Watches

What is once trash becomes treasure. Hong Kong-based manufacturer, Alchemist Creations takes this saying to heart with their collections of sustainable, upcycled products all crafted…

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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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PeSeta Turns a Beret Into a Record Player for Marc Jacobs Collaboration

Ian McKellan’s doppelgänger wearing a beret-turned-turntable? If any situation called for a record-scratch sound effect, it’s this. The comical tableau, part of a short…

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Ethiopian Jeweler Entoto Beth Artisan Employs HIV-Affected Women

Entoto Beth Artisan bring together recycled materials and fair trade practices to create elegant jewellery designs. Based on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the social business…

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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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House Martell Joins Pyrrha's "Game of Thrones" Jewelry Collection

Still mourning the death of a certain swarthy Dornishman? Hold on to your hankies because Pyrrha has added the sigil of House Martell to its line of jewelry based on HBO’s…

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Fielder's Choice Goods Turns Vintage Baseball Gloves Into Wallets, Belts

The sumptuous accessories in Fielder’s Choice Goods’ line channel America’s favorite past time- baseball. The line of leather goods are upcycled from vintage baseball gloves,…

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Wear a Piece of the Robben Island Fence That Imprisoned Nelson Mandela

The 10-foot-tall wire fence that once confined Nelson Mandela for 18 years is getting a do-over. Capetown designer Charmaine Taylor is salvaging pieces of barbed wire from the infamous…

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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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Reformation Debuts Eco-Friendly Wedding Gowns, Bridesmaids' Dresses

HERE COMES THE BRIDE Comprising eight matrimonial-themed styles in seven colors and patterns, the range telegraphs a subtly sexy, urban-boho vibe that can only be characterized as…

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"Precious Skin" Turns Cow Ears, Snouts Into Zero-Waste Accessories

Precious Skin by Victoria Ledig is a unique collection of handbags made from unusual cow body parts that not only shows how much of each animal is wasted, but also how well-disguised…

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