The 68 pound challenge is an awesome part of the Vancouver Eco Fashion Week. 68 pounds is the amount of clothing and textiles the average North American throws away every year! This season designer Carlie Wong took up the challenge, creating a full designer collection using upcycled clothing from Value Village.
This upcycled dress shirt is an awesome project! We love the design of the top, and the fact that it’s made from an old men’s dress shirt and tie. It seems like every household has a few dress shirts and ties laying around waiting to be reused. You can even create this project without a sewing machine! Read on for the full tutorial.
MOVMT, The People’s Movement make vintage-inspired footwear and accessories from upcycled plastic, organic and eco-conscious materials. The brand is active in the fight against single-use plastic pollution.
Happy Earth Day everybody! Earth Day is a special day for us as it marks the birthday of Upcycle That. Today we are turning 2 and wanted to share something extra special. For us the heart of upcycling is turning waste into resources. By reusing what we already have, we are able preserve our planet for the next generations. Upcycling as a concept appeals to people of all ages and we especially love to see younger people getting involved. Today’s featured upcycle, Junk Kouture, is an annual high-end upcycled fashion competition held in Ireland and Northern Ireland. This unbelievable outfit shown was handcrafted by 3 talented high school students out of plastic milk cartons. Read on for the full story.
It’s always great to see creative new upcycling ideas in the fashion world. These upcycled saris are not only beautiful but also empower female artisans in India as well as Pakistan, Afganistan, Tajikistan, Thailand and Indonesia. The House of Wandering Silk is a budding social enterprise based in India. Today we are excited to launch a giveaway with them for some of their gorgeous pieces made from upcycled saris.
With New York Fashion week just over and Halloween around the corner we feel the time is right for a bit of upcycled costume inspiration. This mermaid tail was part of RUBY’s collection for last year’s South African Fashion Week. The collection was entitled: Waste not, want not.
What are you up to this weekend? Doing anything that would require a one shoulder shirt? If you’ve got nothing to wear and want a little diy inspiration then this is it. No sewing required! It is the weekend after all.
Telephone directories are probably one of the biggest wastes of paper and yet, even with the advent of the internet, these books are still being printed and discarded. Mid-west American artist, Kelly Murray, also known as Jolis Poans, thought otherwise with this functional upcycled dress.
With Halloween right around the corner it’s time to get serious about upcycled halloween costumes. We have been searching high and low for halloween costume ideas that are fun to make and easy on the wallet. It’s with great pleasure that we present our top 5 upcycled halloween costumes.
Avant Garde is an upcycled fashion design competition taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. Now in it’s second year, the competition challenges second year Design Academy of Fashion students to create eco-chic looks from upcycled clothing.