By definition, to “upcycle” means to recycle or reuse something in a way that increases the original object’s value. In other words, upcycling is taking something old and creating something new.
Upcycling is a form of recycling. "It is a technique of upgrading and adding value to a product or material that may otherwise be discarded” (Alison Gwilt - author).
Instead of recycling material in clothes and adding recycled items to the outfit, upcycling transforms allegedly old and used textiles into valuable clothes or new objects!
Reusing old clothes avoids using new raw materials for the production of new items, and also reduces the usage of resources such as water and electricity.
Upcycling can be done with a variety of textiles. Fabric remnants, old army blankets, parachutes, or simply an old pair of jeans are just a few examples of materials that can be used for upcycling. There is no limit to how creative you can be!
It is not too much to say that upcycling could help to save the planet! What do you think?
Source: The Considerate Consumer, Brightly
Key words; Upcycling, recycling, sustainable fashion, fashion industry, sustainability