Category: Fabric

Drawstring Bags

Drawstring bags are both fashionable and functional. They are essentially dressed up backpacks! We are loving these upcycled drawstring bags by lilidili. lilidili is the small business of Hungarian upcycler Lili. The lilidili drawstring bags are upcycled from old tablecloths, bedsheets and clothing.

drawstring bags

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68 Pound Challenge

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.

68 pound challenge

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Upcycled Dress Shirt

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.

upcycled dress shirt

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DIY Christmas Star

Are you looking for an awesome upcycled DIY Christmas star? Look no further! We’ve made a wicked DIY Christmas star using leftover fabric from pants that we cut into shorts. We’ve also upcycled some cardboard cereal boxes for this cool project. Read on to find out how to make your own DIY Christmas Star.

DIY Christmas Star

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Upcycled Hats

We are delighted to introduce Samantha Procter, who makes unique, upcycled hats from unwanted materials. Samantha creates her gorgeous upcycled hats from everyday materials such as linens, blankets and various trims collected over the years. We adore her whimsical designs and dedication to the British Arts and Crafts tradition of hat making.

upcycled hats

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Chameleon Tote

The chameleon tote is a new Kickstarter project by the sustainable, Canadian design brand Mariclaro. The chameleon tote is upcycled from car seat belts, furniture upholstery and construction tarp all originally destined for the landfill. These totes are lightweight and durable and can be colour-customized to your personal taste. Read on to hear more about this exciting Kickstart project.

chameleon tote

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Upcycled Saris *Giveaway*

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.

upcycled saris

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DIY Laptop Case

With the Northern Hemisphere going into winter and the Southern Hemisphere going into summer it’s a great time to think about which sweaters you aren’t using anymore. Found something you aren’t wearing? Perfect. This DIY laptop case will put it to use again as a stylish cover for your laptop.

DIY laptop case

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Halloween Spider Decorations

It feels like Halloween would not be complete without Halloween spider decorations. We decided to get super creative with these. Our spiders are made from wine corks and our spider web window displays are crafted from old windows. The hand spun spider webs are supported by loofah mesh! We love the results. Read further to find out how we did it.

Halloween spider decorations

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