Upcycling - From Trash To Trend
What is upcycling? Somebody recycled unused bicycle tires and upcycled into tote and backpack, somebody melted unused garment fibre and recycled into new yarn or fabrics. With limited resources, we keep the process simple – repurpose or refashion garments into another new item, give them a second life, or even third life. Respect life and treasure our limited resources are our visions, and this doesn’t mean that minimalism is impossible with upcycling fashion!
Image is better than thousand words. Here is a story how a pleated fabric tote was born.
It’s my extra large tee which been worn for several years. Yet the gigantic size is of no appealing effect on me since last year. Lucky that its so big, and pretty enough for me to upcycle into a pants.
A balanced modification out of the imbalance details and the juxtaposition of balance and asymmetry. This is fashion design in an upcycling path. The iron was heavily loaded and went on strike, please accept all the creases on images.
After upcycling, the back waist is released, even for the size 10 dummy can button up this size 4 dress. I didn’t put the belt loops back as wearer can now choose either with or without the belt on.
Whistles Dress – give it a 2nd life
This is actually not really an upcycling dress, but just an alteration to cut it short, plus a cleaning process of the markers’ marks. I found this beautiful and here is its 2nd life, hope you will like it and wants to bring it home.
Got a cut away trench coat from a garment company. Its a new piece, only problem is being cut at the back. Here is the story how I give this broken piece a second life. Bonus tracks inside!
Love the asymmetric neckline and hem effect. Love the print, I am not a print person and this is the only printed dress that I have in wardrobe.
Boyfriend shirt turned upside-down – An upcycling garment was given a 2nd life, it’s essence of design!