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.
Zero Waste Daniel was founded by New Yorker, Daniel Silverstein, as a brand that creates zero waste genderless basics out of the post industrial waste collected from New York's fashion houses. His love affair with discarded materials started early on in his childhood, leading him to create a one-of-a-kind brand that is paving the way for a circular economy.
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.
Queen of Raw is a marketplace for buying and selling deadstock fabrics using block chain technology and machine learning to provide a circular economy solution to enterprises. We had a chance to talk to the founder, Stephanie Benedetto about her journey and vision for the platform.
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.