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AURELIE FONTAN STUDIO
Excerpts from fashioncrossover:
"Specialised in sustainability and circular design, French sustainable Haute Couture designer Aurelie Fontan established her label in London after graduating from the Edinburgh College of Art. With a Fine Art background, Aurelie pushes technological innovation and scientific discoveries to the forefront of her design process, combining avant-garde aesthetics and sustainable manufacturing methods.

With most of her fabrics made by hand and from scratch, she advocates for a technocraftivism that references her Parisian roots - couture craftsmanship - and a real focus on forward-thinking techniques - laser cutting, bio-mimicry, etc. Her collection TENSEGRITY tackles the issue of single-use plastic items, through upcycled cable ties that replace traditional seaming methods. This allows each piece to be easily recyclable. She also grew a dress from bacterias that are 100% biodegradable and compostable."

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Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  Designer  indiedesign  Paris  France  up-cycling  London  UK  haute_couture  material  Innovation  Bio-based_Chemicals  circulareconomy  Sustainability 
april 2019 by eocas
Pure Waste
Intro by WOMB:
"Their practice involves using only fabrics coming 100% from recycling. They stick to barely a couple of Nordic colours along greys, blues and blacks, as they use zero dyes - the colour palette of the clothing simply depends entirely on the colours of the dead stock materials that they happen to use for a given collection and how they mix them with each other. The garments of Pure Waste are produced in India, in a factory that they own, which ensures high level of control and keeping themselves informed about the process of production. That way, they stay assured that no un-sustainable practices are present, and that their fabrics don’t get mixed with others accidentally (which is often the case with, for example, organic cotton production sites, where organic cotton often gets tangled with regular one)."

From Finland.

HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  Recycling  sustainablefashion  sustainablecompany  Finland  up-cycling  india  Transparency  dyeing  eco_brand 
january 2019 by eocas
Circular Systems
About:
"Circular Systems S.P.C. (Social Purpose Corporation). We are a clean-tech new materials company, focused on the development of innovative circular and regenerative technologies.

With our waste-to-fiber platforms; Texloop and Agraloop, and the revolutionary new Orbital Composite Yarn technology, we offer break-through solutions for the most efficient management of textile/apparel and agricultural waste streams."

Circular technologies portfolio:
"Agraloop - Bio-Refinery transforms food crop waste into high-value natural fiber products in a cost competitive and scaleable way, providing sustainable and regenerative benefits. The Agraloop can utilize a range of feed stocks including oilseed hemp and oilseed flax straw as well as pineapple leaves, banana trunks and sugar cane bark.
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Orbital - Hybrid Yarns are a revolutionary new yarn technology capable of producing high-performance yarns using recycled fibers. The resulting yarns have low pilling, high strength, and moisture management properties.
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“TEXLOOP - Lightest-Touch™️" processing strategies help to preserve maximum embedded energy in recycled materials. We upcycled textile and garment waste into valuable new materials."

Won 2018 H&M's Global Change Award innovation challenge.
Yitzac & Samuel Goldstein on board as well.
Based in Shenzhen / China.

HAG
Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  Recycling  Sustainability  sustainablecompany  SocialEntrepreneur  Business_Advisory_relevant  hemp  linen  pineapple  Banana  sugarcane  Energy-saving  Fibres  Textile  up-cycling  shenzhen  China 
july 2018 by eocas
Roundabout 众爱
About:
"Roundabout is a social enterprise headed by volunteers. We provide a free service connecting those who wish to give, be that monetary or otherwise, to those in need. Started in 2008, we were the first charity store in mainland China. We now give support to 48 charitable organizations in the Beijing area and many more throughout China, Inner Mongolia and Mongolia."

HAG
beijing  China  vintage  recycling  up-cycling  Community  ethics  UK  import_fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2016 by eocas
Migrant Children's Foundation MCF
About:
"MCF is a non-profit organisation registered in the UK. Our aims are to enrich the lives of disadvantaged children in China through various forms of voluntary work, sponsorship, vocational activities and events. Our volunteers undertake support placements at under-resourced schools in Beijing, but the focus isn't only on teaching – it's about sharing experiences, giving time, learning new skills and experiencing life in one of the oldest, most fascinating and fast-changing countries on earth."

HAG
beijing  China  clothes  recycling  up-cycling  vintage  events  children  Education  import_fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2016 by eocas
eXkite Turns Kites Into Sustainable Outerwear
Ex-pro kiter Renzo Mancini turns retired kites into extremely weatherproof (and extremely wearable) jackets. Intro from WGSN:

"Renzo Mancini has spent most of his life kiting. For 17 years, he test piloted kites and even worked in the Research & Development department of Wipika, a pioneering kite maker. During a particularly blustery Sardinian summer, he was inspired to give new life to a garage full of retired kites. Mancini shared his idea with Norwegian stylist Eirinn Skrede, and the two founded eXkite, a collection of clothing primarily made of retired kite materials. Made in Italy, the label specialises in colourful outerwear made of repurposed ripstop from kites donated from around the world. Behind every piece there is a story, there is a person, there is somebody that’s been flying the kite in a different part of the world and experiencing different stuff.
[...]
Indeed, inside each bomber, parka, or gilet is a label that indicates the kite’s previous owner and the location where it was last flown. Since these old kites can’t be resold due to use, and have too much sentimental value to the owners to simply be thrown away, they are more than happy to donate their kites to Mancini, where they’ll get a new lease on life as a weatherproof piece of outerwear.
[...]
“When people give me the kites, they are so happy that I will do something with them, it would be nice in the future to connect the people buying the jackets with the people who give the kites.”
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To that end, Mancini’s next dream is to create a small-scale social network linking eXkite customers with the kiters whose retired gear comprises the goods. Tying into the importance of sustainability with the modern consumer, almost every part of each kite is implemented into the collection.
[...]
A line of cotton basics like jersey sweats and t-shirts include a pocket or similar design detail made from repurposed kite material. eXkite’s foray into the bottoms category includes a neoprene-like jersey made into a pair of sweat shorts with contrast rip
up-cycling  recycling  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  Italy  brand  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2016 by eocas
The Autonomous Collections
Ethical Fashion Forum SOURCE Brand Preview:

"London based brand with bold aesthetic that is both wearable and considered. Kim Stevenson, the brand’s founder and designer, is from Geelong, Australia and takes inspiration from combining rural and city life in a way that represents the value of handicraft, but also aesthetically appeals to exciting new directions in style and youth culture.
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techniques common in indigenous people throught the world, combine this with a city environment and make those techniques fresh, exciting and new. It is important to me to find the fine line of creativity and wearable at the same time.

Everything is handmade in the UK using organic and recycled materials and using scraps and off-cuts to make interesting textures, thus minimising waste through design.”

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london  UK  brand  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  Organic  apparel  recycling  up-cycling  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2016 by eocas
BENU BERLIN
About:
"Bennu from the Egyptian mythology, also known as the ’phoenix that rises from the ashes’, is reborn full of strength and youth. This powerful creature forms the inspiration for the label Benu Berlin. The Vision is to reintegrate the tailoring craft in Berlin and to show a diagonal proposition on fashion for a conscious way of consumption. Therefore Benu Berlin focuses on extraordinary techniques and material manipulation which transform street-wear into wearable artworks. All collections consist of passionate pieces developed and handcrafted in our manufactory at the Benu Ranch in Berlin. [...] Karen Jessen is a Fashion Designer, Patternmaker and Dressmaker, specialized on sustainable fashion. After launching the swimwear label and production luluBerlu in Costa Rica, Central America, she studied at ESMOD Berlin."

Redress / Eco-chic Design Award alumni

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designer  Germany  up-cycling  Eco  apparel  brand  eco_brand  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2016 by eocas
Clémentine Sandner
About:
"Up-cycled Athleisure Apparels. Unisex. Unique.

CLEMENTINE SANDNER is a skilful mix of old traditions, urban life, and spiced-up with a hint of randomness. Every piece is developed to be functional and sustainable. It reveals the uniqueness of antique precious fabrics living together with the latest textile innovation."

Redress / Eco-chic Design Award alumni

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Japan  France  up-cycling  Eco  apparel  sustainability  designer  eco_brand  Sports  outdoor  unisex  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2016 by eocas
Farrah Floyd by Bojana Draca
About:
"Farrah Floyd unites high level quality in both design and sustainability. Using innovative fabrics, the collections are developed and executed in Germany, following a series of zero-waste principles devised by the designer. The final product is a unique piece of women’s ready to wear.

Trained as a both fashion and textile designer, and holding a master degree in Sustainability in Fashion, Bojana Draca is a designer with a recognizable style. In her work, she combines strong concepts with technical skills and sustainable design strategies. She has developed a special zero-waste cutting technique, using only rectangle pattern pieces. By challenging limits of fabrics and playing an endless game of shapes and colors, she transforms 2D forms into 3D. The new solutions that come up, combined with a powerful concept idea are the most significant features of her brand Farrah Floyd."

Redress / Eco-chic Design Award alumni

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sustainability  designer  Eco  apparel  up-cycling  Germany  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2016 by eocas
Katie Jones
About:
"Katie Jones graduated in 2013 from MA Fashion Knitwear at Central Saint Martins under the late Professor Louise Wilson, OBE. Having worked with John Galliano, Diane Von Furstenberg, Mark Fast and Romance was Born, she launched her eponymous label for Autumn/Winter 2014 with the British Fashion Council’s Estethica Emerging Talents.

Embracing Katie’s Granny's vision of making something beautiful from nothing and consciously addressing issues of over-consumerism and landfill, the brand creates wearable, artisanal collections that are big on colour and texture. Materials are sourced from designer surplus, factory seconds, textile waste and British made product; Katie and right hand Sara Liz Marty then pair and tailor designs around the materials available."

Redress / Eco-chic Design Award alumni

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knit  up-cycling  Eco  apparel  sustainable  fashion  sustainability  brand  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2016 by eocas
Hack a Day
About: "Fresh Hacks Every Day [...] playful posts are the gold-standard in entertainment for engineers and engineering enthusiasts. We are taking back the term “Hacking” which has been soured in the public mind. Hacking is an art form that uses something in a way in which it was not originally intended. This highly creative activity can be highly technical, simply clever, or both. Hackers bask in the glory of building it instead of buying it, repairing it rather than trashing it, and raiding their junk bins for new projects every time they can steal a few moments away." HAG
Blog  Innovation  DIY-Maker  Open_Hardware  Data  up-cycling  Sustainability  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
january 2016 by eocas
NATALIA ALLEN
She's a global advocate and speaker/educator on environmentally and socially responsible design and has then setup her own brand, applying organic and up-cycling. HAG
fashion  sustainability  designer  sustainable  green  Education  organic  up-cycling  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
january 2016 by eocas
The discovery of infinity
Intro: "The end of linear thinking and the concept of a circular economy. The textile industry is about to experience a profound revolution. Pioneers, start-ups and big players are all working equally on new concepts which will make it possible to manufacture yarns, textiles and other products in an eternal cycle. Renewable raw materials and waste products will gain a completely new importance as secure sources of raw materials. A large section of the industry has long seen itself as part of this new conception of an economy." HAG
sustainability  Recycling  up-cycling  Supply  Chain  environment  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
december 2015 by eocas
The upcycling fashion store
Rather a platform than a store since it's (only) linking to other shops instead of being a sales hub. HAG
up-cycling  Multi-brand  Shop  platform  berlin  Germany  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2015 by eocas
FREITAG
Switzerland-based upcycling brand specialized in bags and accessories. Implements its own "recontextualizing": the process of giving materials a new life, in which they transform used truck tarps into functional and unique bags. YRN
bags  fashion  diy  design  shop  productdesign  up-cycling  Recycling  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2015 by eocas
Lost Property of London
Upcycles abandoned fabrics and transforms them into fashionable yet practical bags. HAG
accessories  Recycling  up-cycling  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
march 2015 by eocas
made by mir
Beijing-based bag brand using upcycled and organic fabrics and dying techniques. By Miranda Mullet and her husband Chris who also had organized LAJI Couture catwalk in Sanlitun Soho. HAG
beijing  Fashion  Collective  up-cycling  organic_fabric  accessories  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
march 2015 by eocas
Rahul Mishra
Indian fashion designer which is applying sustainable practices such as fair trade production or up-cycling of leftover fabrics. Won the 2014 Woolmark prize. HAG
designer  sustainability  Fair_Trade  up-cycling  eco_brand  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2014 by eocas
Waste Not, Want Not …designing want from waste
Editorial from Redress / EcoChic Design Award founder Christina Dean on re-cycling, up-cycling, zero-waste design and re-construction. HAG
Recycling  up-cycling  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
july 2014 by eocas
Eco-fashion makes Beijing's red carpet
About Nathan Zhang's up-cycling shop Brandnv in Beijing's Wudaoying hutong. There is demand but the biggest showstopper is that it is difficult to come up with enough supply if there's no capital upfront. Chinese version: http://www.infzm.com/content/90228 HAG
up-cycling  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
may 2014 by eocas
SIX 杂志主编:时尚轮回/Fashion Reincarnation 活动行-国内最好的活动报名及售票平台!
SIX-magazine Alina Raetsep organized this event in Beijing's 751 consisting of a presentation about sustainability with Hans Martin Galliker from NEEMIC / Beijing Fashion Collective as speaker and afterwards DIY screen-printing lead by a student team. HAG
NEEMIC_Press_Review  up-cycling  workshop  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
february 2014 by eocas
The Reformation
NY New York and LA Los Angeles-based sustainable brand that sources recycled and upcycled fabrics to include it for their production for up to 80%.

Los Angeles-based sustainable fashion brand with in-house 'Made in USA' sewing, all in an old remodeled bakery where all creation and operations happen. Their fabric-supply declaration: 1) new bad ass sustainable materials; 2) repurposed vintage clothing; 3) rescued deadstock fabric from fashion houses that over-ordered; Their other eco-credentials: "We recycle, use clean energy, eco friendly packaging, energy-efficient fixtures and appliances, recycled hangers, eco-friendly tote bags, unbleached/chlorine free paper products, organic and sustainable kitchen products, 75% recycled paper content, FSC certified paper, soy-based inks, recycled/sustainable office supplies, non-toxic janitorial products…just to name a few." HAG
vintage  Recycling  up-cycling  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic  brand  eco_brand  sustainablefashion  sustainablecompany  Clothing  USA 
may 2013 by eocas
Christopher Raeburn fordert Wandel der Konsumkultur
Excerpt:

"Das weiss auch der Brite Christopher Raeburn, 30, der in London als Modedesigner tätig ist und mit seinen Kollektionen innert kurzer Zeit zur Galionsfigur der nachhaltigen Modebewegung geworden ist. «Sustainability war für mich nie ein Verkaufsargument», bekennt Raeburn, «ich wollte meine Marke nicht bewusst in dieser Ecke positionieren. Doch es scheint mir heute richtig, Mode gemäss den Maximen der Nachhaltigkeit zu machen.»"

"Im Konkreten heisst das: Raeburn arbeitet mit gefundenen oder rezyklierten Materialien, lokalen Herstellern und möglichst direkten Vertriebswegen. Dies alles bedeutet viel Aufwand und hindert einen Designer, rasch zu wachsen, denn man produziert heute leichter und ertragreicher Wegwerf-Mode."

Christopher Raeburn now is leading a sustainable outdoor fashion project of the Swiss knife maker Victorinox.

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brand  eco_textiles  eco_fashion  eco_fabric  sustainability  up-cycling  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
january 2013 by eocas
Cool Hunting interview: Nathan Zhang
Our partner Nathan Zhang from brandnü shares his motivation and experiences with working with migrant women and up-cycling fashion in general.

Another Cool Hunting interview with Natasia Guo from Nuandao: http://www.coolhunting.com/design/nuandao.php

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PR  Fair_Trade  up-cycling  Recycling  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
december 2012 by eocas

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