Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Upcycled Meeting Room Chairs

I have been working with fellow colleagues at Waste Watch to use unwanted textiles and clothing to reupholster the boring meeting room chairs.We completed them last week. Here they are! Check out to learn more about the campaign. Tweet your examples @wastewatch #wastelesslivemore
From this....
To this!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Waste Less Live More Week

Upcycle Fashion is a partner for the Waste Less Live More week campaign, taking place between 17th - 21st September 2012. It will be a week long campaign celebrating and demonstrating that what's good for the environment is good for us.

Upcycle Fashion will be running workshops as part of the campaign - more info to follow soon!

Check out the website for more information about the campaign and how to sign up to be a partner or supporter

Like the facebook page and spread the message on twitter #wastelesslivemore

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Swish and Pout

Upcycle Fashion attended the Swish and Pout clothes swapping event at Balham Bowls Club yesterday. It was a fabulous event and it was great to speak with many swappers and vintage buyers. Bringing the upcycling, repairs and 'alteration station' to the event provided an opportunity to give advice to swappers with clothing at home in need of some TLC as well as promoting the idea of upcycling and inspire others to have a go!

Moth eaten vintage dress...

...turned into an almost finished jacket!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Everything Must Go

Different items of clothing flocked and turned into non woven materials

Red coat slashed to become 'waste'
Red coat slashing detail

Clothing sorted into piles by colour
Yarn woven from coloured clothing

Blankets made from recycled yarn
Emergency blankets made from recycled yarn

Saturday, January 14, 2012