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25 Upcycled Fashion Pieces

From Recycled Rubbish Sneakers to Upcycled Scarf Dresses

— August 18, 2015 — Eco
Sustainability is becoming more important to both consumers and manufacturing brands, giving rise to an abundance of upcycled fashion pieces. Things like ocean trash and bubble wrap are not only more environmentally conscious materials but they can also reduce costs and create closed-loop manufacturing systems.

An example of this system can be seen in Speedo and Aquafil's sustainable swimsuits. The unused scraps from Speedo's suits are upcycled into a stronger nylon, becoming higher caliber swimwear that can be infinitely recycled. Another big brand following suit is H & M -- creating fast fashion using old textiles that are still reasonably priced.

Even if a brand is not particularly eco-centered, the opportunity of greater publicity is a good enough reason to create upcycled fashion pieces. Whether it's a designer's new fashion line or a DIY project, recycled materials are everywhere and can be used to showcase creativity and encourage sustainability.
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Upcycled Scarf Hats
Upcycled Scarf Hats
ValorisationLab Makes Modern-Retro Streetwear from Old Scarves
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Recycled Wool Footwear
Recycled Wool Footwear
Sierra Club's Eco-Friendly Socks Are Made With Repurposed Materials
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Recycled Plastic Swimwear
Recycled Plastic Swimwear
The Rhiz Board Shorts Use 100% Recycled Materials from the Ocean's Waste
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Sustainable Swimwear
Sustainable Swimwear
Speedo & Aquafil Created the World's First Swimwear Recycling Program
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Upcycled Yoga Attire
Upcycled Yoga Attire
This Line of Chic Athletic Gear Called 'Stelari' Uses Recycled Materials
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Carefree Eco Apparel
Carefree Eco Apparel
This Bon George Spring Collection Boasts Effortlessly Cool Fashions
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Coconut Fiber Socks
Coconut Fiber Socks
These High-Tech Socks are Made from a Sustainable Blend of Yarn
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Repurposed Curtain Collections
Repurposed Curtain Collections
The Wintervacht Spring 2014 Line is Made of Recycled Materials
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Upcycled Fast Fashion Lines
Upcycled Fast Fashion Lines
This H&M Fashion Collection is Made Out of Recycled Apparel
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Upcycled Sailcloth Bags
Upcycled Sailcloth Bags
RAGGEDedge's Recycled Bag Design Uses Durable Carbon Fiber Material
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Infinitely Recyclable Apparel
Infinitely Recyclable Apparel
These Hip Clothes are Made from Ocean Trash and Other Plastic Waste
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Recycled Blanket Outerwear
Recycled Blanket Outerwear
This Environmentally-Friendly Coat Line is Recycled From Wool Blankets
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Recycled Skateboard Sunnies
Recycled Skateboard Sunnies
The Brak Eyewear Collection Features Chic Upcycled Accessories
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Upcycled Baseball Wallets
Upcycled Baseball Wallets
RECLAIMWorkshop Makes iPhone Wallets from Recycled Baseball Gloves
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Sustainable Fast Fashion Lines
Sustainable Fast Fashion Lines
The New Topshop Collection Will Feature Eco-Friendly Designs
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Upcycled Ocean Trash Sneakers
Upcycled Ocean Trash Sneakers
These Stylish Kicks are Made Entirely Out of Ocean Plastic Trash
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Commemorative Cork Sneakers
Commemorative Cork Sneakers
The Nike Air Max 90 Cork Model Celebrates 25 Years
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Upcycled Scarf Shirts
Upcycled Scarf Shirts
Turn an Ordinary Scarf into a Chic New Top with This Creative DIY Guide
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Upcycled Scarf Dresses
Upcycled Scarf Dresses
This Project for Lazy Fashionistas Turns Old Scarves into Homemade Dresses
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Eco-Friendly Wallets
Eco-Friendly Wallets
Mobi Wallets are Crafted from Cork and Brass for an Exceptional Finish
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Upcycled Ocean Trash Eyewear
Upcycled Ocean Trash Eyewear
These Sunglasses are Made from Recycled Fishing Nets
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Upcycled Industrial Apparel
Upcycled Industrial Apparel
This Chic Australian Clothing Line is Made with Repurposed Materials
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Recycled Rubbish Sneakers
Recycled Rubbish Sneakers
Your Shoes are Rubbish Turns Ocean Trash into Sleek New Shoes
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Newspaper Prom Dresses
Newspaper Prom Dresses
These Handmade Prom Dresses are Made Entirely from Recycled Materials
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Custom Upcycled Couture
Custom Upcycled Couture
Desert Designs' The Collector's Collection Catalog is Conceptual
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