Vogue has named upcycling as one of the biggest trends of 2021, but to the next generation of conscious consumers, upcycling is not a trend; it’s a new era for fashion.
As it stands, the fashion industry is not sustainable; each year, 1.5 trillion tonnes of water is used to make clothing; and out of the 100 Billion pieces of clothing that is produced each year, only 1% are recycled into new clothing.
The world is continuing to churn out new garments at an alarming rate; it is estimated that we buy around 1.13 megatonnes of clothing in the UK…
Every year, around 330 million pairs of shoes are sold in the UK; sadly, most of these end up being sent to landfill. It is time to step it up and get into some upcycled footwear.
Stylish and comfortable, sustainably made, upcycled shoes don’t just look incredible; they are saving lone shoes from being discarded.
So if you’re ready for shoes that are trendy, functional, and good for the planet, then this is the upcycle shoe guide for you!
Peterson + Stoop
Remastered, artisanal and genderless. Coming from a traditional approach to shoemaking, the duo found that, more often than…
There are currently enough denim jeans in the world to never have to produce another pair. But that doesn’t mean that they’re all still on-trend. So what do we do with those circa 90’s hipster jeans? We upcycle!
Upcycling is a creative way of reusing old materials while reducing your carbon footprint. It is a way to participate in the world of fashion but through a more sustainable lens.
On that note, let me introduce you to some of the talented new designers who are upcycling denim.
Our mission is to reduce textile waste, Looped is a community of conscious creators redefining fashion.