Tag: upcycling

    Down to Earth: Jameel Arts Centre’s annual festival celebrated ecology and the environment

    Now in its second year, Down to Earth, a festival around ecology and sustainability, returned to Jameel Arts Centre from November 26. Free and open to the public, the event took place from November 26 to 27, the National News states. The two-day event included workshops, demonstrations and information stalls for children and adults on […]

    Should we stop buying new clothes? Five rules of eco-friendly wardrobe
    30 Oct 2021

    “Fashion forms dumps very quickly”: It is really fashionable to be in eco-trend now. Such giants of the fashion industry as H&M, Adidas, Levi’s, Marks & Spencer, Nike have long been using recycling in the production of new collections, world-famous actors, athletes, models, and politicians are increasingly choosing clothing from recycled materials, and startups are […]

    Kenyan girl has developed a startup that is potentially a gold mine
    06 Sep 2021

    An energetic enthusiast from Kenya has developed a unique formulation of extra strong bricks and paving stones. An extraordinary girl from an African country managed to develop a mortar composition for paving stones (paving slabs), bricks and plastic utility hole covers. Nzambi Mati created a material 5-7 times stronger than concrete and even received a […]

    Luxury brands are getting greener – in what way?
    01 Sep 2021

    Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, and other major fashion houses use old fabrics to sew new collections. Let’s get acquainted with Vogue’s story about “greener fashion.” Fashion loves to repeat itself. There is ample evidence of this – the cyclical nature of trends, numerous references to the past and fashionable nostalgia, archival reprints, and the growing […]

    Saudi school principal gets into Guinness for largest mural using water bottle caps

    Khulood Al-Fadli, a school principal in Jeddah, has joined the ranks of Guinness World Records holders by creating the planet’s most giant mosaic using plastic bottle caps, Arab News reports. The Green Leaves Playgroup principal broke last year’s record with a 250-square-meter map of the world using 350,000 plastic bottle caps. The previous record belonged […]

    Tokyo 2020: Olympic medals made from old smartphones, laptops

    Used electronic devices have been recycled in a nationwide effort to produce the Olympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The project plans to set a precedent for future Olympic Games, DW reports. As the athletes take the podium and, with a slight bow, have their medals placed around their necks, they will be happy […]

    Why vintage, second-hand, and upcycling are popular again
    15 Jul 2021

    2020 was not the best year for clothes, at least for new ones. Consumer spending on new items fell by a record 79% in April 2020, at the start of the pandemic. Those of us lucky enough to work remotely didn’t have much of a reason to buy new wardrobe items. Homewear is the only […]

    Why upcycling has become the main trend of 2021
    14 Jul 2021

    Upcycling can rightfully be called the primary trend of 2021. So, clothes made by reworking old things have already appeared in the collections of famous brands. Upcycling is one way to give new life to things that have lost their appearance and to draw attention to the problem of overconsumption and overproduction. The point is […]

    Branded second-hand: what is vintage clothing

    In order to protect nature, we’ve got to not only sign a petition or use organic materials: we have to consume less. One of the ways of doing it is to buy a stylish outfit. It helps you save your own money and protect the environment. Fashionable clothes can be cheap, says Egor Voronkin, Ukrainian […]

    “There was an emergency in fashion”. Founder of Arab label Emergency Room says of fashion’s sustainability crisis
    19 May 2021

    Sustainability has become a buzzword in the fashion industry recently. Due to the environmental impact of fast fashion, labels across the world — and in the Middle East — are trying their best to be more sustainable by using eco-friendly fabrics and cutting their number of collections they release per year. However, Lebanese designer Erique […]