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Retro Upcycle - Turning vintage finds into contemporary fashion
Retro Upcycle is a sustainable reconstruction brand based in Pakistan that hopes to empower and uplift underprivileged women by giving them an opportunity to earn a living with the aim to give clothes a second life. Founder, Nida Haji has always been fascinated by design, colours, diverse fabrics...
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Théla - a plastic upcycling initiative
Fact: Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute. As a material, plastic remains in the environment for anything from 10 to 10,000 years. Hence, breaking down into micro plastics that contaminate our soil, plants and the fo...
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I was a Sari Design Story
We followed the design journey of I was a Sari, a circular fashion brand that upcycles pre-loved Indian saris to create contemporary products by engaging women artisans from underprivileged communities in India. 
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Becicle Design Story

Becicle, A start up based in Berlin upcycling products, such as bags, roll tops, or purses for everyday needs from rubber. It is an ideal substitute for leather as it is robust, waterproof, and vegan.

 

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Elise Rolot Design Story
Elise Rolot is a Belgian designer based in Berlin, Germany. She upcycles second hand materials like curtains, duvet covers, tablecloths etc into unique, beautiful clothes for women.
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Kite Pride's Design Story
Kite Pride is an ethical & eco friendly brand founded by Matthias and Tabea Oppliger, that makes durable bags out of reclaimed kitesurfing kites. Each design is unique and made in their social impact studio in Tel Aviv, providing rehabilitation employment for people exiting the sex industry.
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