Upcycled Quality

Brands are creating high-quality products using upcycled materials

Implications - Millennials are more environmentally conscious than any other generation, gravitating toward sustainable brands. They are also inherently competitive and status-driven. Products that are upcycled, yet high quality, satisfy both needs. These products also act as ethical status symbols, showcasing that the consumer is not just better, but a better person than their peers.
SCORE: 7.5
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 3,467 Total Clicks Jun 16 - Aug 16
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Consumer Insight Topics: FashionEcoFashion for Men
Upcycled Plastic Shoes - These Blue Adidas Sneakers are Made from Ocean Garbage
SCORE: 8
This Year and Hot 1,046 Clicks Pub: Jun 8, 16
Upcycled Plastic Shoes
These Blue Adidas Sneakers are Made from Ocean Garbage
The blue adidas sneakers are not just ocean-themed, they are made up of garbage from the ocean. In a partnership with Parley for the Oceans, the Adidas x Parley sneakers resemble the blue water... [More]
Upcycled Plane Seat Luggage - These Discarded Aircraft Seats Were Made Into Luxe 'PLANE' Luggage
SCORE: 7.6
This Year and Warm 1,242 Clicks Pub: Jul 16, 16
Upcycled Plane Seat Luggage
These Discarded Aircraft Seats Were Made Into Luxe 'PLANE' Luggage
Travel lovers will adore the new ‘PLANE’ luggage collection. The luxury luggage collection is handcrafted in England from the fabric of discarded airplane seats. Each piece in the... [More]
Upcycled Leather Bags - These Motorcycle-Inspired Items are Fashionable and Sustainable
SCORE: 6.7
This Year and Warm 782 Clicks Pub: Aug 1, 16
Upcycled Leather Bags
These Motorcycle-Inspired Items are Fashionable and Sustainable
Fashion lovers everywhere might like the idea of Portland-based Looptworks’ new ‘Moto Collection,’ which features upcycled leather bags, purses and wallets. The collection was born... [More]
Upcycled Denim Companies - CC15 Produces Affordable Jeans from Reclaimed Fabrics
SCORE: 6.9
This Year and Warm 397 Clicks Pub: Jul 27, 16
Upcycled Denim Companies
CC15 Produces Affordable Jeans from Reclaimed Fabrics
CC15 is a California-based denim company that upcycles reclaimed denim in an effort to reduce the vast amount of waste in the apparel industry. Founder Nathan Bogle is aiming to have a denim brand... [More]