Recycled and upcycled fashion is hugely popular in the UK. You only have to check out the popular fashion blogs and outfit sharing sites to see how much people love to charity shop, wear vintage clothing and upcycle fashion to create something new from something old.
Many designers and ethical fashion brands are also finding that using recycled materials is not only one of the most sustainable options because it prevents waste being put into landfill and doesn’t involve the use of virgin materials but it also adds to the creative process creating unique and one off items that are popular with those aiming to create their own individual look.
Some of the innovative sources of both material and inspiration for recycled materials can include end of roll fabrics, obsolete stock, second hand clothes and reclaimed vintage trims. There are also some brands which now recycled manmade fabrics and plastic bottles to make clothes..