New Lease of Life - 11 Champions of Upcycling

Turning the phrase ‘a load of rubbish’ completely on its head, these companies are making other people’s waste into booming businesses and beautiful things.

There was a time when upcycled products were reserved for the kind of thing you would find on a market stall; usually an individual who has spent their spare time crafting unwanted things into new, beautiful, desirable things to sell at the weekend. Of course, that absolutely still has its place, but how do you take that same ethos and upscale it into a viable bigger business?

There is increasing trend to use upcycling in much larger fashion projects and initiatives. From designer “Franken-jea…

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Hannah Rochell

freelance fashion journalist at En Brogue/freelance