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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.
Workshop Question - If your brand was to focus on sustainability, how would you market it to the consumer?
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Upcycled Designer Swimwear
Upcycled Designer Swimwear
adidas and Aquafil Have Teamed Up to Design Sustainable Swimwear
adidas and Aquafil have partnered up to create sustainable swimwear using regenerated ocean waste. The circular economy is a popularized term in which regenerated waste is minimized through... MORE
Upcycled Militaristic Collections
Upcycled Militaristic Collections
The maharishi Spring/Summer 2018 Line is Ethical & Militaristic
The maharishi Spring/Summer 2018 collection was recently released, and is centered around militaristic vibes and sustainable materials. The capsule blends together influences from the east and the... MORE
Upcycled Plastic Shoes
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
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 Unisex Fashion
Upcycled Unisex Fashion
78stitches' Seven-Piece Collection Celebrates the Concept of "Wabi Sabi"
The Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi is at the center of 78stitches’ upcycled unisex fashion collection. The limited-edition ‘Collection 1’ includes just seven pieces, shirts and... MORE
Upcycled Leather Bags
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
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

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