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Up-cycling: Your clothes do have an afterlife

Posted by sabrina gouveia on


Every day, textiles are being produced in greater number around the world. The material manufactured is utilized by big brands and clothing chains to produce a billion articles of clothing and launch various product line each year. In era where we experience, our quick changing behavioral patterns and disposable culture, we without second thought throw away things. This leads to waste emergency – oceans being clogged by plastics, landfill sites expand. 

Unfortunately every year, waste keeps on rising – sad but true, we as educated, literate individuals of society produce 3% more waste in comparison to last year and as natural resources are turning out to be perpetually rare, we do not pay attention to the need of re-use existing materials or recycle stuff . Exposing human life and environment to some serious threats and diseases, forty per cent of the world’s waste ends up in huge rubbish tips. Researchers have predicted that by 2050 there could be more plastic in the seas than fish. In light of these warnings and predictions, the fashion industry is stepping forward and playing vital role in a battle against waste.

Fashion industry and recycling phenomena have worked mutually for almost a decade, vintage and philanthropy shops, designers today are turning out to be progressively experimental in creating beautiful and awesome designs from a variety of products that are being wasted. According to Cyndi Rhoades, founder of renowned chemical recycling and textile company
“Mechanical recycling better utilized plastic bottles as re-useable material”

The demand for responsibly sourced clothes is on rise by the consumers, the idea has been adopted well by renowned fashion brands and supporting recycling. Adidas teamed up with Parley almost a year ago to produce yarns and fibers recovered and reused wastes from ocean.

Nike made socks, shorts and pullovers from wasted, re-used plastic bottles for the United States' 2015 Women's World Cup garbs and since 2010 the organization has successfully collected more than two billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester.

Ever wondered who can make jewellery from recycled coffee grounds?
Rosalie McMillan makes jewellery from recycled coffee grounds collected from London offices.
Interesting! Isn’t it?

Up-cycling in reality stops piling-up stuff to a world that is already burdened by waste and unwanted materials. It additionally recycles materials that may some way or another end up in the landfill in imaginative and several creative ways – delivering unique & exceptional items from what many consider to be merely piece of garbage. It is a path for organizations and creators to be more proficient with extra materials, for example, vintage materials or upholstery scraps to give new life to exhausted pants and worn out T-shirts.

Recycled attire can be a piece of this drastic change— supporting individuals in significant decisions with their apparel while valuing the historical backdrop of the business.

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