Upcycled clothing or clothes that have been reworked from old fabrics and vintage clothing has been promoted here on our Awareness section extensively as all our fashionista friends have been informed through our previous articles on Upcycling.
We continue this trend as we see its gaining importance in pushing forward sustainable fashion, a cause that Seams For Dreams truly believes in.
There is a growing number of fashion labels globally who are beginning to adopt upcycling and presenting their collections with great designs, created from old clothing. Here are some of the top stylish brands that we found with original pieces created through upcycling.
Kallio is a children’s brand from Brooklyn, New York that makes old clothes young again. Launched by Karina Kallio, a veteran in the fashion industry, the brand reworks men’s shirts into chic and stylish ensembles for kids. Check out the cool video below on how Kallio does upcycling : https://vimeo.com/66290693
SWORD & PLOUGH
Sword & Plough is a company that works with veterans to repurpose military surplus fabric into stylish purses and bags. Founded by Emily and Betsy Nunez who are also veterans themselves, the brand aims to empower veterans with employment and reduce fabric waste. Their bag collections are made up of military fabric and are guaranteed to last.
Our favorite Japanese brand, Muji has recently joined the upcycling fashion wagon and has launched their project called “Re-Muji”, which takes customer castoffs and then over dyes them in different shades of indigo for reselling. For Fall/Winter 2016, Muji presented new line of garments on the fashion runways, which were all created from reclaimed wool.
Getting much inspiration from these top labels has the team of SFD getting ready in launching the new upcycled collection designed by one of the top designers in India this December 2016. We are excited for this upcoming collection of reworked clothes and we shall keep you all posted here on Seams For Dreams.