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75 Examples of Chic Upcycled Fashion

From Upcycled Household Garments to Recycled Swimwear Couture

— August 15, 2013 — Eco
Finding ways to infuse eco-friendly methods into your daily lifestyle is a great way to help out the planet, and these chic upcycled fashion designs are here to showcase that recyclable clothing can be just as stylish as any other haute couture label.

The process of upcycling is a very environmentally conscious way to make the most use out of ordinary or discarded material, and turn them into something amazingly brand new and reusable again. These creative upcycled clothing examples have all been made from a variety of different types of material, demonstrating that even the most mundane object can be turned into a chic ensemble.

From prom dresses made entirely from household items to pop cans turned into stylish gowns, these chic upcycled fashion designs are showcasing how to add a more eco-friendly touch to your wardrobe.
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Upcycled Custom Neck Accessories
Upcycled Custom Neck Accessories
These Custom Bow Ties from Cordial Churchman are Charming
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Plastic Bottle Sportswear
Plastic Bottle Sportswear
Burton and Mountain Dew Team Up to Create Sustainable Clothing
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73
Woven Recycled Apparel
Woven Recycled Apparel
The Levi's Artisan Collection For Spring 2013 is Made From Blankets
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72
Newspaper-Clad Visage Tees
Newspaper-Clad Visage Tees
Reviled Clothing Creates an Eco-Friendly Article
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71
Recycled Olympic Wear Frocks
Recycled Olympic Wear Frocks
The Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci Unity Dress is F
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70
Upcycled Couture Scraps (UPDATE)
Upcycled Couture Scraps (UPDATE)
The Hermes Petit h Project Redesigns Excess Materials
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69
Recycled Nuptial Gowns
Recycled Nuptial Gowns
Tradesy Weddings Allows One to Purchased Wedding Dresses & Eco Products
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68
Recycled Launderable Tuxes
Recycled Launderable Tuxes
Cintas Corp's Washable Tuxedo is Incredibly Eco-Friendly
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Artistically Organic Tees
Artistically Organic Tees
These Samtana T-Shirts are Examples of Wearable Art
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66
Recycled Trash Turned into Couture by Designer Gary Harvey
Recycled Trash Turned into Couture by Designer Gary Harvey
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65
Recycled Soccer Jerseys
Recycled Soccer Jerseys
Soccer Stars to Sport Recycled Jerseys at the 2010 World Cup
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Recycled Plastic-Made Denim
Recycled Plastic-Made Denim
Levi's Waste Less Jeans are Made of Plastic Bottles
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Cute Collared Murses
Cute Collared Murses
These Stylish Upcycled Suit Totes Are Functional and Eco-Friendly
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62
Upcycled Cellphone Shoes
Upcycled Cellphone Shoes
Walkie Talkies by O2 Shows What Can be Done With Old Handsets
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Upcycled T-Shirt Hoodies
Upcycled T-Shirt Hoodies
This DIY Activity Turns Two Tees into a Fabulous Hooded Shirt
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Garment-Recycling Factories
Garment-Recycling Factories
Le Relais Collects and Sorts Unwanted Textiles for Resale
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59
Upcycled Utility Belts
Upcycled Utility Belts
These Fabric Horse Belts Bring Urban Eco Design and Efficiency Together
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Upcycled Employee Uniforms
Upcycled Employee Uniforms
'Pass the Baton' Has Repurposed the Clothes of Their Sister Company
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Upcycled Kids Clothing
Upcycled Kids Clothing
KaLLio Turns Scrap Fabric into Adorable Garments for Children
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Upcycled Scarf Aprons
Upcycled Scarf Aprons
This DIY Activity Turns an Ordinary Shawl into Chic Cooking Attire
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Upcycled Food Clip Gowns
Upcycled Food Clip Gowns
This Aussie Bride Created Her Quirky Wedding Gown from 10,000 Bread Clips
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54
Recycled Election Couture
Recycled Election Couture
Green Inaugural Ball, a Trashion Showcase for Obama
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Re-Used Tabloid Wardrobes
Re-Used Tabloid Wardrobes
Recycled Newspaper Clothing by Ivano Vitali is Environment-Friendly
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Recycled Basketball Uniforms
Recycled Basketball Uniforms
The NBA Short Sleeve Jersey May Change Everything
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Upcyled Soda Drink Suits
Upcyled Soda Drink Suits
This Mountain Dew Shirt is Made for Parties
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50
Recycled Paper Blazers
Recycled Paper Blazers
The Aki Goto Paper Bag Jacket is an Environmental Fashion Statement
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49
Ravishing Recycable Gowns
Ravishing Recycable Gowns
The Green Dress by Johanne Bertaux and David Yiu is Waste-Free
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Recycled Swimwear Couture
Recycled Swimwear Couture
UK Students Create Speedo Swimsuit Fashion Pieces With Old Bikinis
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Trashy Chocolate Couture
Trashy Chocolate Couture
Terracycle's Gown Made From Old M&M Wrappers
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Upcycled Bottle Bridal Gowns
Upcycled Bottle Bridal Gowns
The Recycled Wedding Dress by Rebecca Bowman is Sensational
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Upcycled Canned Fashions
Upcycled Canned Fashions
The Michael Mixell 'Pull My Tabs' Collection is Quirky and Unexpected
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Upcycled Sock Gloves
Upcycled Sock Gloves
This Clever DIY Project Turns Ripped Hosiery into Handy Mittens
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Upcycled Leather Satchels
Upcycled Leather Satchels
The Sway Creates Incredibly Stylish Clothing for the Edgy Girl
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42
Rugged Recycled Neckwear
Rugged Recycled Neckwear
Aiste Nesterovaite Scarves Collection Recovers Old Shirts and Sweaters
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41
Copper Couture
Copper Couture
Emma Whiteside Goes Eco-Victorian With Upcycled Gown
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40
Paper Bag Princesses
Paper Bag Princesses
The Ready-To-Wear-Away Dress Transforms with Each and Every Wear
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Recycled Rubber Garments
Recycled Rubber Garments
Karin Granstrand Makes Men's Fashion Using Inner Tube Design
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38
X-Ray Parachute Fashion
X-Ray Parachute Fashion
The Christopher Raeburn SS10 Collection is Stylishly Eco-Conscious
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Lavish Upcycled Leather Jackets
Lavish Upcycled Leather Jackets
Olga Road Turns Old Trench Coats into Sleek New Styles
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Upcycled Charity Creations
Upcycled Charity Creations
One Noffs Charity Clothing is Designer-Created and Children-Friendly
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Recycled Awareness Apparel
Recycled Awareness Apparel
Project 7's Environmental T-Shirts Made From Bottles
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Upcycled Artisanal Couture
Upcycled Artisanal Couture
The Maison Martin Margiela Spring Couture 2013 Collection was Divine
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Upcycled Biker-Chic Accessories
Upcycled Biker-Chic Accessories
Leather Girl Kelley Gives Old Rawhide Products New Life
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Repurposed Clothing Castoffs
Repurposed Clothing Castoffs
Re-Jiggered Children's Clothes Upcycles by Downsizing Garments
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Recycled Wrapper Dresses
Recycled Wrapper Dresses
Elsa Hiltner Designs Recycled Dresses for ‘Project Subway'
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Recycled Soft Drink Apparel
Recycled Soft Drink Apparel
Fashion Brands Give Coca-Cola rPET Shirts a Designer's Touch
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DIY Tee Upcycling
DIY Tee Upcycling
Megan Nicolay Transforms Tees into the Next Best Thing
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Glamorous Upcycled Gowns
Glamorous Upcycled Gowns
The Lia Griffith Papier Couture Line is Exquisitely Eco-Friendly
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Recycled Celeb Couture
Recycled Celeb Couture
Cameron Diaz InStyle July 2010 Shoot Features the Infamous Demi Moore Dress
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Upcycled Daddy Duds
Upcycled Daddy Duds
The ‘Brava Boutique’ Re-Purposes T-Shirts into Adorable Kiddie Clothing
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Video Tape Jackets
Video Tape Jackets
VHS Gets New Life with Kai Yeung Yau's Video Tape Outerwear
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Upcycled Couture
Upcycled Couture
The Baroque Creations of Ziad Ghanem
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Upcycled Scarf Headbands
Upcycled Scarf Headbands
This Simple DIY Tutorial Turns an Average Scarf into a Chic Headpiece
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Upcycled Couture
Upcycled Couture
The Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2011 Line Features Wood Veneer
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Food Packaging Fashion
Food Packaging Fashion
Katell Gelebart Upcycles Used Packaging into Cool Clothing
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Recycled Prison Couture
Recycled Prison Couture
Fashion From Old Jail Shirts
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Upcycled Haute Couture
Upcycled Haute Couture
Maison Martin Margiela's Fall Winter 2010 Showcases Eco, Artisanal Designs
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Upcycled Urban Chic
Upcycled Urban Chic
Piece x Piece Revamps Discarded Clothing for the Eco-Conscious Fashionista
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Newspaper Couture Fashion Shows
Newspaper Couture Fashion Shows
Upcycled Ball Gowns Take the Spotlight at the Green Show
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Upcycled Blue Jean Slippers
Upcycled Blue Jean Slippers
This DIY Project is a Creative Way to Make Use Out of Old Clothing
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Recycling-Themed Fashion
Recycling-Themed Fashion
The Interview Russia June-July 2012 Editorial Shows Sustainable Clothes
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Garbage Bag Gowns
Garbage Bag Gowns
The MISE A SAC Collection Offers Some Recycled Beauty
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Upcycled Household Garments
Upcycled Household Garments
These Beautiful Dresses are Creatively Made from Recycled Items
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Paper Crane Frocks
Paper Crane Frocks
The Yuliya Kyrpo Upcycled Origami Dress is Made of Reused Newspapers
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Recycled Outerwear Runways
Recycled Outerwear Runways
The Ruizgalán Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is Sustainably Chic
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Upcycled Accessory Frocks
Upcycled Accessory Frocks
The Repurposed Vintage Scarf Dress is a Great Way to Recycle
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Upcycled Menswear for Women
Upcycled Menswear for Women
Milch Refashions Secondhand Dudes' Duds for Girls
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Upcycled Clothing Cushions
Upcycled Clothing Cushions
The DIY Sweater Pillow Makes Use of Your Old Clothes
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Recycled T-Shirt Dresses
Recycled T-Shirt Dresses
Fun Eco Chic Looks by Angela Johnson Designs
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Pop Can Prom Dresses
Pop Can Prom Dresses
Maura Pozek Pops With Her Cantastic Gown Made Entirely of Recycled Soda Tabs
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Recycled Reptilian Fashion
Recycled Reptilian Fashion
Biomimicry by Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse Respects and Reproduces Nature
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Shipping Package Kicks
Shipping Package Kicks
These Civic Duty Shoes Were Created From Fedex Envelopes
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Rubber Wedding Gowns
Rubber Wedding Gowns
A Dress Made of 1400 Rubber Gloves
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Paper Dresses
Paper Dresses
Origami Fashion by Chris Nevin Dazzle in Toronto's Vintage Drake Hotel
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Upcycled Denim Sandals
Upcycled Denim Sandals
The Jeans Sandal Boots by DaniKshoes are Pants for the Feet
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