Soumya Annapurna Kalluri launched Dwij with a vision to give a new life to old, discarded denim fabrics. They create multi purpose bags, satchels, tote bags and accessories from post consumer and post industrial garment waste that would otherwise end up on the landfill. The brand has upcycled more than 3500 pair of jeans & 500 metres of discarded denim since its' inception.
Founder of upcycling brand Born Again Vintage, Bridgett Artise, is a sustainability guru and a vintage expert who wears many hats - she is a designer, a published writer, a teacher and a devoted mother. Her unique journey spanning over two decades showcases how she has been able to take the art of re-use, recycling and upcycling to give garments and herself a new lease of life.
Good Stuff New York is a month long pop up retail experience that exhibits brands and products that are "good", along with hosting workshops that teach repair, mending, upcycling and creative reuse skills. It aims to help consumers rethink their relationship with their "stuff" and encourage conversations around conscious consumption.
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.
An eco concept store in Barcelona started by Nuria & Montse that houses all things made with rescued denim. With circular design being at the heart of all their products, their bags, clothing, furniture, stationery products are truly unique.
Dzaino is a Berlin based upcycling brand creating bags and accessories out of textile waste. We interviewed Hanna & Julia, founders of the brand, to understand the brand's journey & their take on sustainability.