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A master at turning ordinary accessories into works of wonder, Lilian Asterifeld has transformed upcycled neckties into pieces like the bedazzled Maria necklace and the upcycled triple ruffle necktie neck kerchief (how's that for a name?).

Each upcycled necktie is one-of-a-kind, hand sewn and is easy to wear. The designer suggests an upcycled necktie would look "so cute over a tshirt, under a blazer or simple dress."

Implications - Upcycling is becoming more and more popular as it positively contributes to the world's eco-friendly movement. Corporations may benefit from releasing a line of upcycled items to compliment their existing line of products.