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

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

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

Dyed Mops as Textile Art

There are things that are comfortable converted and given a second life. Like the vintage suitcase, or the pallet or the bottle cap or the old map. But we also have the not so popular waste that only the mind … Read more