Fang Fang wants to introduce Recycled Fashion in China – an interview

With a rising underground music scene, an established contemporary art scene and prominent names in the fashion industry, the Beijingers are more and more looking to express themselves individually. Now they, and the large number of expats thriving in the … 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

Searching for something new in Dashilar, Beijing Design Week

Beijing Design Week is up and running for the 3rd year. I went to one of its main areas Dashilar to see what new ideas and design is brought to daylight, and if we could spot any Upcycling. Since Amsterdam- … Read more

Min-Ji Cho combines materials that represents the extremes of precious and non-precious

Min-Ji Cho from Seoul, Korea is an Upcyclista favorite Upcycler. This is from her mind-boggling ‘The Gloves Dream’ and ‘Gloves Dream 2’ collections where she pairs fresh water pearls and silver with rubber gloves. Min-Ji Cho aims to explore the … Read more

Moorbi’s definition of Sustainable Design is fun, stylish and as exciting as ever

Who’s that owl with the perky tweets about sustainability, sharing the Upcycled design j’adore? It’s Moorbi! Your New Online Sustainable Design Retail. Not long ago, what seemed to be an owl calling himself “Moorbi” entered the Upcycling scene with the … Read more

Submission: It seems like every house has a stamp album buried somewhere! Postage stamp art by Max & Me Designs

Max & Me Designs specialize in creating unique art, jewellery and giftware using upcycled postage stamps from all over the world. To me, it is one of those brilliant ideas that just makes a lot of sense. A characteristic of … Read more

Who says you can’t clean and be cute? Upcycled Dish Gloves by Katherine Rohrbacher

Designer Katherine Rohrbacher is Upcycling dish gloves, oven mittens and garden gloves by decorating them with colorful laces, flowered and embroidered ribbons, pom poms and prints, all in one wonderful colorful mishmash! Who says you can’t clean and be cute? … Read more

Melissa Arias: This work represents my desire to preserve the spontaneous way children act.

Andrea Melissa Arias is not the first one to use colored pencils as element for design objects. Neither is she the only one transforming them into contemporary jewelry. But Melissa Arias accessories stand out in its playfulness and curiosity. As … Read more