Plastic Couture

Concerns over waste levels sees recyclables transformed into quality fashions

Implications - Fashion brands are beginning to distance themselves from materials like silk or cotton in favor of recycled plastic that can be cost effectively transformed into hip fashions. Using discarded plastic as the main material, these designs create an eco-friendly aesthetic that appeals to consumers while enhancing brand perception.
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Hot Top 6 Examples: 29,739 Total Clicks May 14 - Jun 15
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Recycled Rubbish Sneakers - Your Shoes are Rubbish Turns Ocean Trash into Sleek New Shoes
SCORE: 7.1
V. Hot 6,883 Clicks Pub: Jul 1, 14
Recycled Rubbish Sneakers
Your Shoes are Rubbish Turns Ocean Trash into Sleek New Shoes
As our oceans continue overflow with tons of unnecessary plastic garbage, the Your Shoes are Rubbish organization hopes to turn some of that trash into wearable fashion. Creative geniuses Billy... [More]
Custom Upcycled Couture - Desert Designs' The Collector's Collection Catalog is Conceptual
SCORE: 6.4
V. Hot 10,877 Clicks Pub: May 17, 14
Custom Upcycled Couture
Desert Designs' The Collector's Collection Catalog is Conceptual
Desert Designs’ “The Collector’s Collection” lookbook is captured by photographer Byron Spencer’s lens. The conceptual advertorial marks the label’s recent... [More]
Bee-Inspired Boots - The New Pharrell and Timberland Shoe Collection is Made from Recycled Plastic
SCORE: 5.8
Hot 4,030 Clicks Pub: Jun 7, 15
Bee-Inspired Boots
The New Pharrell and Timberland Shoe Collection is Made from Recycled Plastic
Superstar duo Timberland and Pharrell Williams have teamed up on a new sustainable shoe collaboration that features a buzz-worthy pair of bee-inspired boots. One of the boots in the collection... [More]
Soccer-Inspired Boardshorts - Hurley's World Cup Boardshorts Pay Tribute to World Cup Soccer Teams
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Warm 2,781 Clicks Pub: May 1, 14
Soccer-Inspired Boardshorts
Hurley's World Cup Boardshorts Pay Tribute to World Cup Soccer Teams
California-based skateboarding and surfing apparel company Hurley is releasing a trio of World Cup boardshorts inspired by the colors of the Brazil, France and U.S. soccer team jerseys. The ‘... [More]
Luxurious Industrial Waste Luggage - These Leather Handbags are Made Out of Recycled Conveyor Belts
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 3,564 Clicks Pub: May 20, 14
Luxurious Industrial Waste Luggage
These Leather Handbags are Made Out of Recycled Conveyor Belts
These stylish leather handbags are made out of recycled conveyor belts. By transforming industrial waste into luxury goods, Kazmok upcycles conveyor belts previously used at shipping warehouses,... [More]
Designer Eco-Friendly Streetwear - Raw for the Oceans AW14 Collection is a Pharrell Williams Project
SCORE: 5.8
Warm 1,604 Clicks Pub: Jun 19, 14
Designer Eco-Friendly Streetwear
Raw for the Oceans AW14 Collection is a Pharrell Williams Project
The Raw for the Oceans AW14 collection doesn’t look as though the pieces have been fashioned using eco-thread fiber made from recycled plastic bottles found in the oceans. That is perhaps why... [More]