upcycled T-shirts

Is This the Most Sustainable T-Shirt on the Planet?

CLEAN CLOTHES “The Clean Tee is made from the world’s finest, softest, strongest recycled cotton yarns,” Nomadix said in a statement. “It’s also the lowest impact…

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Pure Waste Textiles Aims to Save 100M Liters of Water by Year's End

Pure Waste Textiles has launched a new Save Water Challenge to get companies to participate in reducing their water consumption. As its T-shirts are made from 100 percent recycled…

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Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2013 (Vote for Your Fave)

Revisit old favorites with the most popular eco-fashion stories of 2012

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The Up-Shirt: A Tee With the World's Smallest Environmental Footprint

GOING UP Together with Markus Vihma and Ann Runnel, Aus has devised a shirt made entirely from manufacturing leftovers. Because Aus and company use waste material that would otherwise…

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"Plastics Make It Possible" Vending Machine Dispenses Recycled T-Shirts

Stroll past Columbus Circle on Eighth Avenue from now through September 11 and you might run into an unusual sort of vending machine. It accepts only plastic bottles as currency, for…

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10 Ingenious Ways to Recycle an Old T-Shirt

PAINTERS’ SMOCKS Is your budding Michelangelo turning you into a closet case? Protect your tyke’s clothes—and your sanity—by whipping up a pint-size painters’…

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Julia Vasic Upcycles Discarded T-Shirts Into Luxurious Jewelry

TO A TEE Vasic, who’s designed for brands such as Michael Kors, Libertine, Victoria’s Secret, and Cynthia Rowley, launched her line as a direct response to fast fashion.…

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Recycle an Old T-Shirt Into a Produce Grocery Bag (DIY Tutorial)

STEP ONE Take an old T-shirt and turn it inside out. Draw a bag shape you like. (You can make it as small or large as you want.) STEP TWO Cut through both layers so you have two…

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Save an Unloved T-Shirt, Win a Celebrity's Refurbished Cast-Off

From wearable campaign billboards to oversized conference freebies, we can’t help but go through life collecting T-shirts we no longer want or need. A new campaign from Green…

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Recycle an Old T-Shirt Into John Patrick Organic's DIY Skirt

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES An old T-shirt Measuring tape Ruler Disappearing-ink pen A pair of scissors Sewing machine or needle and thread STEP ONE Place your T-shirt on a flat surface.…

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Make Popomomo's Braided Headband Using Recycled T-Shirts (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Two old T-shirts (you really just need one, fabric-wise, but aesthetically, I like the contrast) Scissors Beads (optional) STEP ONE Cut the shirt fronts off, then…

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Recycled T-Shirt Couture by Angela Johnson Elevates the Humble Tee

What do Von Dutch, the U.S. Army, and the Phoenix Police Department all have in common? Their logos have all found their way onto Angela Johnson’s rags-to-riches couture…

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U.K. Eco-Fashion Designers Refashion One-of-a-Kind "Think Act Vote" Tees

TEE PARTY Think Act Vote, a London-based political-awareness campaign founded by Amisha Ghadiali, the associate director of the Ethical Fashion Forum, asked eight of Britain’s…

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Stacey J. Lee's Upcycles T-Shirts, Jeans Into Avant-Garde Eco-Couture

We’ve seen upcycled T-shirts and jeans aplenty, but nothing like Stacy J. Lee’s artful reinterpretation of that consummate American ensemble. The New York-based…

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7 Amazing T-Shirt Transformations From Project White T-Shirt

Whether it costs $5 or $95, there are few things as democratizing as the classic white T-shirt. Triple-Major Studio rallied together 31 designers from 13 countries to reexamine the…

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