upcycled sweaters

Muji Releases Line of Reclaimed Wool Clothing, Accessories

The Japanese have a term that describes their sense of thrift: mottainai, “don’t let anything go to waste.” It’s a philosophy that Tokyo-based Muji, a clothing…

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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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"Woolly Pedlar" Helps Grieving Families Create Quilts From Old Sweaters

Photo by Simon Greener Old jumpers are being transformed into memory blankets for grieving families by a sensitive seamstress in the north of England. Sue Reed goes by the name of the…

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Recycle an Old Sweater Into a Pair of Cozy Slipper-Socks (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES An old sweater Scissors Sewing pins Scrap yarn Large darning needle Paper or card stock for tracing Non-slip grip pads (optional) Fabric paint (optional) STEP…

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Liz Collins Uses Upcycled Knits to Explore "Void" in Fashion Consumption

New York based artist and designer Liz Collins creates groundbreaking structural and surreal designs using machine knitting. Her latest exhibit, “The Void,” examines fashion…

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14 Eco-Friendly—And Vegan!—Women's Sweaters to Chase the Chill

SHAPE-SORTER All Knitwear’s Annie Larson designs, knits, and assembles every one of eclectic sweater designs to order in her home studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her patterned…

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