This is a “win” on every level! Virgin Trains uniforms will create items such as blankets, bags, and coats which will be donated to homeless charity The Albert Kennedy Trust to help young #LGBT rough sleepers. Not only does it promote textile reuse it also gives opportunities for our offenders to learn new skills which will help them once they have been released, while also decreasing recidivism. #UK is a leader in promoting a #circulareconomy. This is a great, collaborative example on how to re-engineer our wasteful, #textile #supplychain.
Péro honors materials that have served one function and can now be upcycled. Think “bespoke“, “unique”, and one-of-a-kind. Do I have your attention now? Upcycling is the best use of material that has been “pre-loved”. Think of it as a reincarnation of materials. The language we use to describe “waste” matters. It matters greatly. Until we are designing for “cradle to cradle” let’s find ways to deliver a rebirth for our already-loved garments.
Via Sacramento Bee
Haute decor as drag?
Most stylish #upcycling ever!
Geeky, high-chic #upcycle!
Glassland takes your wine bottles and makes slumped glass mementos. Want a keepsake of the champaign you toasted at your wedding? The wine bottle from your first date? This Singapore upcycle start-up is re-thinking our trash into highly-prized remembrances!
Imagine what you can do with old subway cars—upcycle them!