Design Lessons In Upcycling At Scale

Innovative fashion brands are leading the way in upcycling at scale. We explore the design strategies of successful upcycling businesses to see what lessons can be learnt.

Upcycling - reusing discarded objects or materials in such as way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original - is often associated with craft and artisanal businesses but how can this design methodology work at a commercial scale?

The Tate Bag by Elvis & Kresse


UK accessory brands, and CO Leadership Award winners, Elvis & Kresse and Bottletop are paving the way and demonstrating to others how upcycling can work at scale. Elvis & Kresse have rescued 200 tonnes of w…

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