textile recycling

07
JAN
2015

New Hotel Athens by Campana Brothers

Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana are renowned for  their reuse and re-appropriation to make furniture and interiors. Since launching in 1983 they have built an international reputation with works founded on the principles of reinvention an... Read More →
06
DEC
2014
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Homeware made from upcycled jeans by Nudie

Swedish company Nudie Jeans have upcycled 2700 pairs of old, worn out jeans into limited edition rugs and camper seats. The In-and-Out Seam Camper Seat was inspired by Sweden’s love of camping and is made from the in-and-out seam from nine pairs of jeans. The Rag Rug is... Read More →
06
NOV
2014
Maharishi

Upcycled military clothing by Maharishi

Founded by Hardy Blechman in the UK, Maharishi has been recycling military clothing in their collections since they began in 1994. Celebrating their 20th anniversary, upcycled remains a permanent feature of their mainline collection. Before being refashioned, the fabrics are... Read More →
14
OCT
2014
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Rag weaving by Hana Mitsui

Hana Mitsui is a Royal College of Art student who recently received a visionary award at the SustainRCA Show & Awards. For her graduation project, Mitsui developed a technique based on the traditional Japanese art of rag weaving, sakiori which allowed her to transform dead... Read More →
19
SEP
2014
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Knitwear made from reclaimed textiles by Katie Jones

Graduating from Central Saint Martins last year, Katie Jones is another hot new designer to showcase their work at London Fashion Week’s Estethica SS15. Jones is a knitwear designer who takes a modern approach to traditional crafts. Using a high percentage of British... Read More →
15
SEP
2014
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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 →
11
MAY
2014

Upcycling by Athens collective Kollektivemind*

Kollektivemind* are an Athens based design team specialising in architectural research and implementation. Projects such as Argallios (loom) pictured above explore the potential of reuse and upcycling. Argallios took place at a primary school on the island of Crete and made use... Read More →
27
APR
2014
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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 →
10
OCT
2013

Sari silk upholstered chairs by Meb Rure

Istanbul design firm Meb Rure have created a family of furniture made of American white oak with upholstery made from balls of recycled Nepalese yarn.  The colourful balls are made from saris create a lovely spongey seat for a chair and footstool – perfect for brightening... 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 →
24
SEP
2013

Furniture covered in vintage fabric by Mel Made This

These great upcycled pieces are by British designer Mel Made This.  Mel reinvents unloved lamps and furniture, transforming them into chic bohemian objects d’arts.  Trained in textile design, her pieces are adorned with vintage fabrics in paisley, floral and geometric... 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 →
02
SEP
2013

Square Modern textile remnant cushions

These one of a kind cushions by Square Modern are made with rare and original mid-century textile remnants from prestigious textile manufacturers including Maharam, Kvadrat, Knoll and Kravet.  The brand was started by New Yorker Suzanne Renard who now resides in Paris, with the... 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 →