Greener Living

21
NOV
2012

Bags made from tent textiles

Love these products by Field Aesthetic Manufacturing Co made from upcycled military tents.  The upcycled unisex bags can adjust into a shoulder strap or back pack. The handmade, water resistant apron has an adjustable leather neck and waist strap along with a bib, dual waist... Read More →
14
NOV
2012

Ethical fashion event for the Red Light Campaign

A marvellous evening was spent at Fashioned for Freedom in Marylebone on Monday.  The night hosted by the online ethical fashion platform House of Beth and the International Organisation of Migration was in aid of the fight against human trafficking.  As well as art... Read More →
11
NOV
2012

Man bags made from conveyor belts by Kazmok

Kazmok Industry is a Dutch brand that turns industrial and reused materials into a line of briefcases, trolleys, shoppers, laptop cases, Ipod covers and belts.  The bags are made from former industrial conveyor belts, strong and almost indestructible materials that still carry... Read More →
31
OCT
2012

Garments made from flour sacks by Mayer Peace Collection AW12

The Fall/Winter 2012 collection by Berlin based Mayer. Peace Collection by Christine Mayer is about polarising rough materials with feminine fits.  The company seeks out fabrics that carry a breath of the past with every garment made from recycled textiles such as flour sacks.  ... Read More →
22
OCT
2012

Cine Reportage wedding videos shot on vintage cameras

Completely blown away by the work of Will Cummock of Cine Reportage. Having started out filming award-winning short films, adverts and music videos, he now spends his time breathing life into old cameras and shooting alternative wedding videos on Super 8 or Single 8 film. Will... Read More →
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17
OCT
2012

Fashion items crafted from old t-shirts by Nunalab

  Nunalab is the brainchild of Ursula Alvarez and Mariela Bazan.  Their collection of fashion and home accessories are handmade by more than seventy Peruvian artisans using upcycled cotton jersey collected from t-shirt factories around Lima.  They work with small strips of... Read More →
16
OCT
2012

Reclaimed fireproof trousers for Christopher Raeburn AW12 collection

The Christopher Ræburn label was launched in 2008 and became known for garments made from re-appropriated military fabrics, proudly ‘Remade in England’.   For AW12 the new Scorch/Freeze collection includes hero garments made from re-appropriated fireproof fireman’s trousers... Read More →
12
OCT
2012

End-of-line fabric bags by Julia Crew

The materials used in this fabulous range of bags by Julia Crew includes pre-consumer waste such as end-of-line upholstery fabrics and off-cuts as well as post-consumer waste such as second hand leather jackets and belts.  Each unique piece is handmade and with a different... Read More →
19
SEP
2012

Estethica London Fashion Week SS13

The London Design Festival is upon us once more!  Last weekend I attended the Estethica champagne reception at London Fashion Week.  Estethica is an initiative by the British Fashion Council and is now in its thirteenth season, co-curated by Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci of... Read More →
04
SEP
2012

Upcycled fashion by TRAID

TRAID (Textile Recycling for Aid and International development) is a fantastic charity that collects unwanted clothes from the UK public for reuse and resale in their charity shops. As well as reducing waste and energy consumption by reusing textiles that would be otherwise... Read More →
30
AUG
2012

Rubbish creates glass beach at Fort Bragg California

Due to residents using part of the beach as a dumping ground, Fort Bragg, California was once a blot on the landscape in the early part of the last century.  The North Coast Water Quality Board started cleaning it up in 1967 and over the next few decades, rolling waves... Read More →
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27
AUG
2012

Unity Dress by Speedo and From Somewhere

  This couture ball gown is the Unity dress, a one off piece created by Speedo, From Somewhere and Falmouth university graduate Rebecca Jayne Taylor.  It’s produced using surplus fabric from Speedo’s Fastskin3 Super Elite Swimsuit, incorporating the colours of... Read More →
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13
AUG
2012

Couture dresses made from upcycled materials by Dumpster Design

Daisy Harris-Burland is the British designer behind Dumpster Design. Her couture and apparel lines bring new life to everyday materials such as card, bubble wrap, jay cloths and table cloths. Pictured above is one of her couture gowns which is crafted entirely from Christmas... Read More →
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24
JUL
2012

Handbags made from upcycled textiles by Lost Property of London

When it comes to upcycled bags Lost Property of London is a personal favourite.  Katy Bell started upcycling hessian coffee sacks and other abandoned fabrics into stylish bags in 2009.  Here are some highlights of new ranges brought out for Spring/Summer 2012, ‘A new take... Read More →
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17
JUL
2012

From Somewhere with Speedo

It goes without saying that with the Olympics looming, everyone’s got sport on the brain.   Perfect timing for From Somewhere with Speedo to launch a new range of upcycled swimwear on ASOS.  From Somewhere have designed these limited edition sports-luxe bikinis and... Read More →
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13
JUL
2012

Sunglasses made from human hair

British readers should cast their minds back to those rare times when a pair of sunnies was the summer essential, as opposed to a brolly. Remember that thing they call sunshine? No doubt many will have mixed feelings about the proposition of wearing sunglasses made from human... Read More →
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