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...
Vie, founded by Vibitha Ida Edward, is an Indian brand that uses pre-existing buttons and clothing toggles to create upcycled jewellery & accessories.
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.
Eileen Fisher has been a pioneer in sustainable fashion for over 30 years. Their latest project in circularity is Waste No More - an experimental design studio led by creative director Sigi Ahl, that creates upcycled art installations and home accessories from Eileen Fisher garments that have been taken back from the customers after they reached the end of their first life cycle. Waste No More exhibited two art projects in New York and Milan in the month of April 2019.
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.