Waste Side Story Puts Helsinki On The Upcycling Map

Berlin and London just got fierce competition in the running towards becoming best upcycling city – by Helsinki. During Helsinki Design Week, the sustainable alternative Waste Side Story (equivalent to London’s Estethica) presented with a big creative bang. The eco fashion show was organized by Pure … Read more

Piet Hein Eek and ByBorre Collaborates to Redesign Tie Garments

The project started when Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek found a large quantity of unused silk necktie fabrics in the former ties factory Spazio Rosanna Orlandi in Milan. As the famed designer is known for reworking bits of found wood … Read more

Lucio Castro Creates Fashion with European Nostalgia Beach Towels

Lucio Castro sent upcycled terry towels down the catwalk at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015. But not any towels, nope, vintage from Croatia, Latvia and Belarus. And we love the one-of-a-kind Soviet vs. Beach inspired design. This is the … Read more

Buy Less and Care More – A Definition of Sustainable Fashion

Our interest in upcycled fashion design derives from a curiosity in all things new and disruptive. An interest in ideas that push things forward, that alter the perspective and force change because in a brilliant way they pick up social tendencies … Read more

Upcycled Fashion by Liora Lassalle

Upcycled denim – yes sometimes. But the way upcycled fashion designer Liora Lassalle transform the material or adds it to her wild and vibrant designs – yes always! I really like how she works with the different shades of denim blue. And … Read more

Maggie Muth make cereal box art from all over the world

The work of Maggie Muth first caught our attention on Instagram when images of abstract art hashtagged with #cerealboxart started to appear in our upcycled feed. One day we gave in to our curiosity and inquisitive contacted Maggie to learn … Read more

Shari Mendelson make fantastic sculptures from discarded plastic bottles

Shari Mendelson’s work is inspired by historical ceramic, glass and metal artifacts and constructed from found plastic bottles. She collects discarded juice, soda and water bottles, cut them into pieces and use the parts to create new sculptures. The original … Read more

Guestpost: Agy Lee on Eco Chic Design Award 2013 in Hong Kong

The EcoChic Design Award 2013, organised by fashion NGO Redress Asia, ended last week in Hong Kong with a bang. The winners were announced on the runway at Hong Kong Fashion Week World Boutique. ‘We united East and West and … Read more

Heimtextil Trends 2014/15 look forward look back

We took the Trend Tour at Heimtextil Messe Frankfurt.  Heimtextil Trends 2014/15 is assembled with UK based trend consultancy firm Franklin Till in lead and with the contribution of many worldwide renowned names in the textile and interior trend sphere. … Read more

Sarah Boyts Yoder for Upcyclista

When we decided to redesign our webpage I knew that I wanted an artist to inspire and influence the graphic design of the page in order to evoke a spirit of authenticity. Sarah Boyts Yoder is a mixed media artist … Read more

Recycled silk furnitures bring cheerful atmosphere to spaces

A stunning example of Upcycled Wasted Textile is Istanbul-based Meb Rure’s Recycled Silk Chair, Ottoman and Stool. I find the series extraordinary attractive in it’s colorfulness, and I surely do not mind them balls neither! Cheerful is the word here … Read more

Buy and sell your Upcycled Design at new Global Marketplace ezebee.com

Ezebee.com is your new Global Marketplace and Community for small businesses. Most services are for free and when it is not- the currency is ‘beecoins’. Ezebee launched as recent as February 2013, but have in no time become an alternative … Read more