Process waste products into new materials and even upgrade them. Upcycling is a real art. We present trends such as zero waste and the reduction of plastic and packaging or their reuse.
Re-Creation Program: Nike's new experiment in circular fashion
New products made from local vintage and dead-stock pieces aim to advance the circular vision
The finalists of the Tom Ford x Lonley Whale "Plastic Innovation Prize" have been chosen
A competition focused on developing biodegradable alternatives to plastic polybags
Circular Beauty - This is how zero waste cosmetics work
The beauty industry is also addressing the great challenge of becoming circular with zero waste cosmetics
Kintsugi philosophy: the elegance of imperfection
The Japanese Kintsugi philosophy celebrates cracks and breaks by artfully repairing damaged ceramics and thus meeting the zeitgeist of sustainability
Refill solutions are revolutionizing the cosmetics industry
“Reduce, reuse, refill” is supposed to solve the packaging problem of beauty products
News: Gucci Vault - Young designers on the vintage shopping stage
New collab "Comme Des Garçon X Gucci" in the digital retro room Vault sold out in a few hours
What is recycling? - That's what it's all about and how it works.
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How digital disruption can promote sustainability
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News: Pangaia uses material innovation against food waste
Using fruit leaves for textile innovation and creating new resources from waste
News: Bentley switches to sustainable leather
Automobile manufacturer becomes the first member of the Leather Working Group
Green future powered by design - Green Trend Book 2021
The first round of recruiting for the Green Product and Green Concept Award 2022 is currently taking place - The Green Trend Book offers a sneak peek of what to expect.
Carpet without harmful substances - a unique design for your home
Find out what makes a design carpet without harmful substances and where you can find them
Can future material innovations solve sustainability issues?
In order for sustainable companies to have a major impact on the market, the scalability of sustainable fabrics is necessary. But at the moment the supply chains are not aligned for this. By Christopher Snyder, Material Design Expert
Fast fashion vs. slow fashion marks a shift in the fashion industry
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Nomad upcycling rugs combine unique design with an appreciation for leftovers
"We believe in innovation, in crossing boundaries and in redefining the image of recycling and upcycling in the interior" In an interview with Jutta Werner, founder of Nomad
Smile Plastics - Inspirational designs made of recycled plastics
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Upcycling furniture ideas from top designers who combine reuse and aesthetics
5 creative DIY fashion upcycling ideas
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High-end & sustainable: vintage dresses reflect the modern zeitgeist
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Green Looks Great: In an interview with fair fashion blogger Mary
Since 2017, Mary has been proving on her blog Green Looks Great that sustainability and style can be easily combined. In the interview, she reveals how it works
News: Diesel launches its first upcycling collection
"Diesel Upcycling For 55DSL" is the label's first upcycling collection. From now on, two sustainable collaborations will follow each year
Circular economy - a concept from nature secures our future
Circular economy is currently the most sought-after concept for a sustainable future. About a concept that brings together continued prosperity and the preservation of resources
Recycling & Upcycling: how it's done and what you can do to support
Recycling plastic is just as important in industry as it is in private households. More and more people even want to live plastic-free. The facets of recycling and what brands make of it
From old to new - and higher quality
Upcycling is about converting waste and what appears to be useless into new, better quality products. Correspondingly, with this form of recycling, the value of the re-used or re-used starting product is increased. Here you can find out exactly how upcycling can be implemented, tips for everyday life and which brands have already integrated the sustainable approach into their practices.
DIY inspiration for creative minds
Clever DIY ideas prove that things that seem old or unusable are far from being. Be it a self-sewn wallet from an old pair of jeans or a raised bed from the bed that would otherwise have ended up in the bulky waste - creative ideas for upcycling let old treasures shine in new splendor.
Interior fans can get inspiration here and find exclusive ideas for individual furnishings. With useful tips on technical know-how, anyone can use textiles or old furniture in an imaginative way. Upcycling can often result in unique items that have completely new functions.
Zero waste companies: upcycling as a production process
If you are not enthusiastic about manual activities, you can discover responsible brands here that integrate upcycling into their production processes. Fashion brands in particular are increasingly specializing in upcycling production waste, cut-offs and deadstock in order to act in the spirit of zero waste. This creates high-quality products without polluting the environment through the exploitation of resources or emissions associated with production processes. We'll show you where to find these sustainable high-end products.
Upcycling means an effective contribution to environmental protection
The reduction of waste, the minimization of the ecological footprint and the general protection of the planet are increasingly part of the life philosophy of many people. In your own household as well as in industry. Upcycling is one of the concepts through which the environment can be actively protected by closing product life cycles in the sense of the circular economy. A positive side effect of the sustainable trend: upcycling has a liberating effect, as it is consumed consciously and order is created.