Vissla has once again partnered up with our friends at @surfrider to challenge you to take something that might be considered waste and create something that can be used in the ocean. You must upcycle an old or found object into a functional wave riding craft (i.e. surfboards, handplanes, paipos, fins, alaias, skim boards, boats, etc.) Be creative! All contestants must enter a video or 3-6 photographs showing their project from start to finish via Instagram #CreatorsContest and clearly state your country of residence by September 10, 2017. Winners will be announced at the final event on October 21, 2017.
Parley for the Oceans has developed yarns and fabrics made out of plastic trash — think fishing nets and bottles — as a new kind of material for the fashion industry. McCartney has partnered with Adidas to make shoes using Parley’s materials, too.
“To take something that is destructive and turn it into something that’s sexy and cool, how can that not be luxury?” McCartney told The New York Times.
McCartney’s brand will use the material to replace woven or recycled polyester, according to the paper. The brand’s official site doesn’t say how long the partnership with Parley will last, but according to InStyle, items will debut in July.
Up-Fuse | Plastic Upcycling into cool, functional accessories
Up-Fuse is a social enterprise, based in Cairo, that promotes a sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle.
Up-fuse was founded in 2013 by Rania Rafie and Yara Yassin in Berlin, Germany. Both Egyptian product designers are crazy about traveling and sustainability, so they decided to use their passion for design and their aversion of over-consumption to come up with a holistic approach that supports local communities, while raising environmental awareness and decreasing waste; turning challenges into opportunities.
They had me at #couture & #upcycling! Viktor & Rolf have just made me ecstatic with their stunning upcycled ball gown collection! Taking pieces of old and damaged gowns—they created magic!
From the article:
.. the designers were inspired by Kintsugi, a type of Japanese pottery where broken pieces are repaired and dusted with gold or silver to show that imperfections are valorized. It’s the second chapter of the duo’s recycling saga, since for last season’s show they reimagined pieces from their archives and turned them into recycled glory.
#CoutureCollage is my next big word to promote upcycling!