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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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Custom Upcycled Couture
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Desert Designs' The Collector's Collection Catalog is Conceptual
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Bee-Inspired Boots
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Soccer-Inspired Boardshorts
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Luxurious Industrial Waste Luggage
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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
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
play_circle_filled Empowering Sustainable Shoe Kits
Empowering Sustainable Shoe Kits
The KLEM Project Aims to Provide Every Malawian With Footwear
While TOMS shoes might be working on a one-for-one model when it comes to socially conscious footwear, the KLEM Project is empowering people in impoverished communities by helping them making their... MORE
Recycled Football Shoes
Recycled Football Shoes
The Nike Vapor Untouchable Celebrates College Football Playoffs
The Nike Vapor Untouchable is a beautiful football shoe that commemorates the pursuit of the College Football Playoff ring. The shoe features a spectacular diamond-inspired color and happens to be... MORE
Recycled Wool Footwear
Recycled Wool Footwear
Sierra Club's Eco-Friendly Socks Are Made With Repurposed Materials
Sierra Club’s eco-friendly socks are made from a mix of re-purposed and recycled wool materials. The brand’s ‘hiker’ style features a cotton, nylon and spandex blend and... MORE

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