Tag - upcycling

CREATIONS (RE)NEW: Good Intentions, Good Products

At Creations (Re)New, unique bags, purses, pillows, scarves, and accessories are prayerfully handcrafted. Sustainable goods are created with repurposed, vintage, and rescued materials while practicing time-honoured handcrafts such as sewing, embroidery, knitting and crochet. Mellie, the owner of the enterprise, learned to sew on her mother’s machine, still occasionally sews on her great-grandmother’s Singer, and was taught the art of hand embroidery by her grandmother, Mimi, at a young age. Her passion for nature, sustainable-living and recycling came from her paternal [...]

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Afloat by Peregrine: Bags From Recycled Sails

Peregrine Community School is a small independent primary school nestled in the quiet bush environment of Nicholls Rivulet in the south of the small island state of Tasmania, Australia. It is purposely a small school (70 students from Kinder to Grade 6) where children are nurtured to learn and grow in a natural, responsive and engaging environment. We take the time – and create the space – to build respectful and collaborative relationships. Fundraising for a small school such as [...]

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Project Selvage: Responsible fashion

Originally started as a blog so Shannon, the initiator of Project Selvage, could keep herself in the loop of ethical and sustainable fashion while studying for her degree, this blog is now turning to be a real-life social business. Through Project Selvage, Shannon wants to reduce the amount of textile waste that ends up in landfill while also making consumers aware of the ethical and environmental effects of the fashion industry. Shannon is sure that education is the key to [...]

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Piracaianas: The perfect shoes for an eco-friendly path

Already as a child, Maria was interested in fashion, mannequins and craftsmanship. When the time came to make a decision, she went to study Fine Art, Fashion and Design in Ssuso Paulo and it was  during this period of her life that she got immersed in the world of shoes. After several working experiences  and continuing education in shoes and fashion, Maria decided to dedicate her time to the development of eco-friendly footwear. “I researched into the history of footwear, [...]

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PRINTA: Eco-fashion, silk-screen printing and Budapest

Printa is one of the first environmentally conscious brands in Hungary that is engaged in designing and making a wide range of products. Be it a souvenir, a piece of clothing, accessories or graphics, their ideology is predominantly based on three main words: Budapest, eco-fashion and silk-screen printing. Printa’s Pest Collection is composed of eco-friendly materials that remodel the conventional souvenirs with a fresh touch of silk-screen printing. Budapest’s non-official symbols decorate the collections’ T-shirts, bags, notebooks and postcards. Their [...]

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Casa del Duende: Upcycling vintage fabrics

The Casa del Duende was set up in October 2013 by director and designer, Justine Dalton. It is dedicated to producing unique accessories and homeware which are both stylish and affordable. The main mission statement of the Casa is to use recycled vintage fabrics to produce individual items aimed at environmentally aware clients who really care about the provenance of their clothing. Each item is designed and handmade at Justine’s London studio. Handmade Kimono Slippers These amazing and beautiful slippers are [...]

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Ekolubi: Eco-friendly jewellery

Ekolubi offers fabric necklaces, bracelets, decoration and other nice follies all made of recycled and upcycled materials. Its creator, Corine Villeneuve, is a graphic designer who enjoys working with crafts and transforming materials that would be otherwise thrown away. Reinventing the uses of different objects in order to reduce our ecological footprint is then one of Corine hobbies. Years ago she started her own company dedicated mainly to light necklaces. These are stretchable, soft, eco-friendly and even washable! Have a [...]

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Happytasja: new bags from wasted clothes

Natasja Fakkeldij was born in the Netherlands but she currently lives, works and cycles in beautiful Ireland. She grew up in a small village called Nisse where she had a neighbour who was a tailor, and who – without knowing – inspired Natasja and impulsed her love for textiles. But Natasja’s passion for textile is not just related to craftsmanship but to recycling. From a jacket’s pocket, a piece of a skirt, a print of a t-shirt, an old woollen [...]

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Stella Harding: Manual Work beyond the Boundaries of Tradition

“Basketry deserves to be appreciated as a living, evolving tradition that develops with each new generation.” She went for the visual arts when studying, but suddenly realised she should veer to sculpture. And then, in an attempt to fix her own vintage baskets, Stella enrolled in a basketry course. These two points in the life of this Sheffield born, now London based, artists where defining for her engagement to contemporary basketry. Stella Harding weaves three-dimensional, mixed media structures: including large-scale wall [...]

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