Upscale Re-purposed

Upcycled fashion shifts toward more upscale tastes and aesthetics

Implications - As consumer demand for sustainability continues to grow, designer fashion labels are turning to unconventional up-cycling tactics to convey awareness. Re-purposing used materials and fabrics into runway-ready designs, these products not only reflect the growing use of sustainable tactics among big name brands, but they also showcase a shift toward more aesthetically refined eco-friendly products.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 17,382 Total Clicks Aug 15 - Jan 16
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Upcycled Industrial Apparel - This Chic Australian Clothing Line is Made with Repurposed Materials
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V. Hot 5,249 Clicks Pub: Aug 12, 15
Upcycled Industrial Apparel
This Chic Australian Clothing Line is Made with Repurposed Materials
ALCH is a new menswear line that is made entirely from repurposed materials. While there are a number of clothing lines that use recycled materials to make new garments, these companies primarily... [More]
Upcycled Silken Sneakers - These 'What the Versace' Shoes are Made from a Pair of Patterned Pants
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V. Hot 3,958 Clicks Pub: Nov 10, 15
Upcycled Silken Sneakers
These 'What the Versace' Shoes are Made from a Pair of Patterned Pants
These ‘What the Versace’ sneakers by custom leather goods designer Etai LA are made from an upcycled pair of Versace silken pants. The Los Angeles-based designer took a pair of... [More]
Recycled Couture Collections - This 'Waste2Wear' Fashion Line is Made from 100% Recycled PET Bottles
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Hot 3,528 Clicks Pub: Aug 27, 15
Recycled Couture Collections
This 'Waste2Wear' Fashion Line is Made from 100% Recycled PET Bottles
Monique Collignon’s ‘Couture Light’ collection uses ‘Waste2Wear’ fabrics—made from recycled PET bottles—to raise awareness about the potential of eco-... [More]
Psychedelic Eco-Friendly Activewear - teeki Yoga Gear is Crafted from Recycled Water Bottles
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Hot 2,681 Clicks Pub: Jan 12, 16
Psychedelic Eco-Friendly Activewear
teeki Yoga Gear is Crafted from Recycled Water Bottles
Activities like yoga are encouraging consumers to think differently and more consciously about their product choices, which is why teeki yoga gear is designed to be an eco-friendly option. Crafted... [More]
Upcycled Fast Fashion Lines - This H&M Fashion Collection is Made Out of Recycled Apparel
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Warm 1,460 Clicks Pub: Aug 10, 15
Upcycled Fast Fashion Lines
This H&M Fashion Collection is Made Out of Recycled Apparel
H&M has launched a new initiative that involves making fabulous new garments out of recycled apparel. While fast fashion is not usually considered a sustainable source of clothing, many of these... [More]
Upcycled Plastic Bottle Parkas - These Eco-Friendly Jackets are Made Out of Discarded Materials
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Mild 506 Clicks Pub: Jan 12, 16
Upcycled Plastic Bottle Parkas
These Eco-Friendly Jackets are Made Out of Discarded Materials
‘Ecoalf’ is currently selling eco-friendly jackets made from discarded materials such as old finishing nets, used tires and PET plastic bottles. In recent years, many consumers have... [More]
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