UPCYCLING GARMENTS AND TEXTILES

Australia is the second highest consumer of textiles per person in the world, behind only the United States of America. Each year, we acquire on average 27 kilograms of textiles per person, and discard around 23 kilograms of it to landfill. In total, approximately 800,000 tonnes of textiles are sent to Australian landfills each year (and more has been sent to the Global South).

Piles of used clothes have been discarded in Chile's Atacama Desert 

 

Upcycling Benefits

As part of the new sustainable business model, upcycling enables creators to find new solutions to existing products while maintaining their integrity and performance. it doesn't need recycling facilities! It needs ideas, innovation and creativity.

For a better planet, each of us needs to rethink our relationship with our clothes. 

We rescue clothes and textiles that ends up in the landfill and transform them into new products such as Surfboard Bags and Beach Ponchos.

       

We recently reworked on Patagonia's fleece to create a board bag which is quite unique and new.. We try to use as much fabric as possible with as little waste as possible.

Personally the fun part of sewing this bag was on the bottom of the board where fin is.  Cut off the sleeves and turned upside down to make it easier to open and close + simplified to slide in and out!

  

We play with garments and give them a new life. 

Together, we can make a change. Starting with being curious with your personal environmental impact by checking your Foot Print. https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en

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