Upycycled is the one of newest marketing buzzwords for the fashion industry. You’ve probably seen it with increasing frequency over the past few years, as companies large and small scramble to make whatever ground they can towards either being, or seeming, more sustainable.
A way of repurposing something, or numerous things, that is otherwise tired, broken, out of action, or simply useless, upcycling is one of the most charming ways of breathing a new lease of life into an otherwise forgotten or broken object(s). But how does upcycling present itself in the world of fashion, and more specifically quality clothing? And what’s the difference between upcycling and recycling? In this piece all about upcycling, we’re taking a closer look at the hodgepodge phenomena taking the world of clothing by storm, helping you to understand what exactly the practice of upcycling is, and pointing you in the direction of authentic makes who champion the art.
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