Greener Living

15
SEP
2014
alex-noble-emg

Designer t-shirts from reclaimed fabric by Alex Noble

In July, visual artist Alex Noble set up EMG (Everything Must Go) ‘an ethical and creative initiative pioneering inventive sustainability in the higher end of the creative cultural market.’ Cycle 1 was a collaboration with 15 London designers whereby leftover fabric... Read More →
18
AUG
2014

Bottletop SS14 collaboration with Narciso Rodriguez

British fashion label Bottletop have come a long way since we last blogged about them. Not only have they brought out some fabulous new pieces for Spring/Summer 2014, this year they also collaborated with Narciso Rodriguez who has designed handbags using the brand’s... Read More →
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27
APR
2014
Christopher Raeburn 2014

Upcycled 1950s textile for Christopher Raeburn SS14

The British designer Christopher Raeburn is renowned for creating designer clothes from re-appropriated military fabrics. His spring/summer 2014 collection ‘Sandstorm’ is inspired by the uniform of World War II Commandos of the Long Range Desert Group. As well as... Read More →
19
FEB
2014
Babybrandy From Somewhere

Upcycled cropped jumper by From Somewhere

All clothes made by the UK’s From Somewhere label are made from pre-consumer off-cuts rescued from textile mills that work with the luxury fashion industry. Babybrandy is the latest addition to the From Somewhere rail. This is a fun 1990s inspired cropped jumper made with... Read More →
24
OCT
2013

Upcycled t-shirts and sweaters from Antiform

UK brand Antiform have just launched their latest clothing range, the 7th collection since they began making clothes from reclaimed fabrics in 2007. The collection includes plaid leggings, oversized t-shirts as well as some great new unisex sweaters.  Here are some of our... Read More →
04
OCT
2013

Vintage sari bracelets

These gorgeous bracelets are made from vintage Indian saris and interwoven with gilded chain.  The stacked bracelets are made by Greensewn and come in a range of styles and colours with prices ranging from £19.50-£51.  Purchase now via Fab. Images via Fab Read More →
20
SEP
2013

The Green Room ethical fashion at ASOS

Online fashion giants ASOS have created The Green Room – a section of the website dedicated exclusively to ethically produced fashion.  As well as sustainable and Fairtrade clothing, here they showcase pieces which are made in the UK and the US.  Also included is an eco... Read More →
30
AUG
2013
Kempton & Co

Bags made from reclaimed fabrics by Kempton & Co

New York based Kempton & Co was started by British designer Fiona Kempton.  Daughter of a racehorse  trainer and jockey who won the Grand National in 1967, many of her designs are inspired by equestrian accessories such as saddles, straps, riding boots and wax canvas rain... Read More →
11
AUG
2013

Upcycled sailcloth bags by Lost Property of London

Lost Property of London by Katie Bell continues its trademark ‘Rough Luxe’ aesthetic with their SS13 collection.  We love the colours chosen for the Envelope pictured above which is made from vegetable tanned leather and upcycled sailcloth, also available in... Read More →
10
JUL
2013

Reet Aus upcycled clothing from pre-consumer waste textile

Reet Aus is an Estonian fashion designer who has carried out doctoral research in creating upcycled clothing on an industrial scale.  Not only has she founded Trash to Trend, a community-cum-digital-platform that seeks to extend the lives of production offcuts, she has also... Read More →
24
JUN
2013

Sustainable fashion at Brighton Fashion Week 2013

This month I attended ‘Sustain’ – Brighton Fashion Week‘s first ever show dedicated to eco fashion design.  As expected, there was an exciting concoction of upcycled pieces from the elegant to the extraordinary demonstrating that making use of reclaimed... Read More →
21
JUN
2013

Reclaim to Wear upcycled clothing at Topshop

Reclaim to Wear has once again partnered up with Topshop for another fantastic upcycled capsule collection which launched yesterday at the Oxford Circus store.  Reclaim To Wear was launched in 1997 by Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci to find design solutions to the problem of... Read More →
05
JUN
2013

Upcycled fashion by Globe Hope

Globe Hope is a 10-year-old Finnish company that designs and manufactures a huge range of upcycled products, from bags made of used advert banners to earrings made from computer keys.  There are some fantastic clothes made from deadstock and reclaimed fabrics too, including items... Read More →
09
MAY
2013

SS13 upcycled fashion from Antiform

Another bold collection from the Leeds based upcycled fashion label Antiform for spring/summer.  This season boasts the Clash Cardigan – a cross between a cardigan and shrug made from reclaimed Yorkshire-knitted cotton with super-soft reclaimed grey stripe jersey lining. ... Read More →
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26
APR
2013

Upcycled fashion at Vancouver Eco Fashion Week

Wednesday marked the end of Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week (6th edition), a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating the growth and development of sustainable practices in the fashion and clothing industries. “The clothing, textile and fashion industry... Read More →
23
APR
2013

Orsola de Castro speaks at The School of Life

On Monday 29th April, internationally recognized opinion leader in sustainable fashion Orsola de Castro will be speaking at Alain de Botton’s The School of Life in London. Orsola is founder of Reclaim to Wear, upcycled fashion label From Somewhere and co-founder of Estethica, the... Read More →