Eco Fashion is a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of environmentalism and social responsibility. Sustainable fashion is part of the larger trend of sustainable design where a product is created and produced with consideration to the environmental and social impact it may have throughout its total life span, including its “carbon footprint”.
There are many factors when considering the sustainability of a material. The renewability and source of a fiber, the process of how a raw fiber is turned into a textile, the working conditions of the people producing the materials, and the material’s total carbon footprint.
Natural Fibers are fibers which are found in nature and are not petroleum-based. Natural fibers can be categorized into two main groups, cellulose or plant fiber and protein or animal fiber.
Cotton is one of the most widely grown and chemical-intensive crops in the world. Conventionally grown cotton uses approximately 25% of the worlds insecticides and more than 10% of the worlds pesticides. Other cellulose fibers include: Jute, Flax, Hemp, Ramie, Abaca, Bamboo (used for viscose), Soy, Corn, Banana, Pineapple, Beechwood (used for rayon).
Wool, Silk, Angora, Camel, Alpaca, Llama, Vicuna, Cashmere, Mohair
from natural materials: Lyocell, Polylactic acid or PLA (Corn Polymer)
Recycled or reclaimed fibers are made from scraps of fabrics collected from clothing factories, which are processed back into short fibers for spinning into a new yarn. There are only a few facilities globally that are able to process the clippings and variations range from a blend of recycled cotton fibers+added rePET yarns for strength to recycled cotton fibres+virgin acrylic fibers which are added for color consistency and strength
Packaging industry is a huge industry which involves a lot of plastic for packaging,, wrapping and much more. When a manufacturer makes a product, the product is finally delivered to the end user which is us ” The People “. We buy a lot of products every day from the time we wake up till we goto sleep like milk covers, cereals, grains, chocolates to our super market visit and much more. We buy totally new plastic package from the seller and throw it in the DUMP after using it. We do play a role in the global pollution and its time for us to realize and make as much as maximum reuse we can do with the product.
This ring is made from the left over chocolate wrapper’s. Chocolate wrappers are folded, rolled and glued together to make this high fashioned sustainable fashion Ring.
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Plastics has become the most commonly used material in many packaging industries. Its widely used because of its light weight and cost factor. Plastics have become a part of our life and the more we make – the more we use it and the more we discard too. Manufacturers still refuse to avoid plastics and as an end user we buy them without the awareness that they are non-degradable and they harm the environment, oceans and much more.
As an end user we can still be a part of this Green Revolution by upcycling them or reusing them. One way to avoid plastic messing around the environment is by segregating them at our homes and hand it over to the recycling service providers or we can make pretty useful stuffs out of them. Here is a mobile pouch i made with them. Creativity and ideas are limitless and i am sure you all can come up with more interesting ideas with them. Do share your ideas with us by mailing your upcycled product with milk cover to firstname.lastname@example.org or share it with us in Facebook
E-Waste are waste discarded from electronic items and 25 percent of e-waste is from computers in India. 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year. All these e-waste produces immense amount of toxic waste when incinerated. We throw away phones which has got valuable metals in it and thats why we get more recycling value on Apple phones. Its better to reuse products as much as we can before throwing it in the dump. Reusing / Upcycling saves the product from ending up in trash and it helps in reducing the carbon foot print of that particular product.
Upcycle it will try to find solutions for the product to not end in trash. Here is a choker made from e-waste keyboard scrap. we all have that non working keyboards once in a while and they can serve as many uses when they are dismantled. I have made one jewellery out of them. Lot more upcycled products made with that one keyboard are on the way.
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Bottles come in handy when we buy soft drinks at Super Markets.
These are one way we can Upcycle them and use it as Kitchen Decor or Home Decor. Lets Upcycle with a touch of Aesthetics..
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Upcycle-It today showcased its products for the second time at a Flea Market which was organized by German International School, Palavakkam. It felt wonderful to be a part of the event where like minded fellow artisans can meet and share their creations and exhibit. Upcycle-It had its exhibit and it felt amazing to see the response from people and fellow artistes which included an Arts & Craft suppliers, Mother of two children selling handmade creations, a 4th std kid selling jewelries made by her, a photographer who was selling his fine digital prints and few more. Big thanks to the German International School was organizing such an event and inviting us.
Upcycle It exhibited products ranging from paper to plastics to bottles to handmade creations to e-wastes to let people know waste is wealth and they are not meant to end in Trash. Upcycle It always thrives to make a change in society by promoting upcycling as the solution to the waste produced by individuals. This Exhibition gave us an oppurtunity to showcase our upcycling products to the audience.
Upcycle It at Vidya Mandir – Fun Fest 2015 Mylapore
Upcycle It Showcased it’s Upcycled and Handmade Products at Vidya Mandir School Mylapore – Fun Fest Carnival. School had a crowd of almost 2000 Kids and it felt amazing to get responses from them for Upcycled and Handmade Products. Upcycle It showcased a range of eco friendly products from Home decors to jeweleries.
We thank Vidya Mandir school for giving us an opportunity to participate in the event.