The area of recycling and upcycling is a rich and growing source of innovative design in the fashion and accessories industries. In a fast-fashion world of throw-away clothing, it is the ultimate expression of the slow-fashion movement, with each piece individually conceived and crafted from scratch, using different materials each time. ReFashioned features 46 international designers who work with recycled materials and discarded garments, reinvigorating them with new life and value. The result is beautiful and desirable clothing and accessories that also make an important statement to the fashion world about its wasteful and exploitative practices.
Foreword by Natalie Chanin (founder of Alabama Chanin, US based homewares company) Introduction Chapter One Designers Working with Used Clothing (e.g. worn and discarded garments) or Used Industrial Materials (e.g. defunct flour sacks) Opening Text 2ETN (jewellery) [US]; Artemas Quibble (bags / jewellery) [US] Atelier Awash [Germany]; CeeBee (bags / jewellery) [Italy] Christopher Raeburn [UK]; Clare Bare (lingerie) [US] Dalaleo (bags / jewellery) [Brazil / Italy]; Denham [Netherlands] Jeffrey Wang [China]; Julia Barbee [US] Junky Styling [UK]; km/a [Austria]; KONDAKIS [Kenya] Lu Flux [UK]; MAYER Peace Collection [Germany] MILCH [Austria]; Nudie Jeans [Sweden] Odette Picaud (jewellery / accessories) [France] Otra (jewellery) [Canada / France] Raggedy [UK]; Saisei (bags) [Italy] Schmidt Takahashi [Germany]; Silent People (bags) [Italy] Sylwia Rochala [Poland]; Tamara Fogle (bags) [UK] The BEA Project [US]; Trashed Couture [UK] Ute Decker (jewellery) [UK / Germany] Chapter Two Designers Working with Unused Clothing Waste (e.g. textile cut-offs) or Unused Industrial Materials (e.g. plastic product scraps created during the manufacturing process) Opening Text Carmina Campus (bags) [Italy / Africa] Eva Zingoni [France]; Friends with Benefits [US] From Somewhere [UK]; Goodone [UK] Hibrida (accessories) [Chile]; Juana Diaz [Chile] Kerry Howley (jewellery) [UK] Michelle Lowe-Holder (jewellery) [UK] Paulina Plizga [France]; Piece x Piece [US] Rachel Freire [UK]; R.ds [Denmark] Reet Aus [Estonia]; Steinwidder [Austria] Trash-Couture [Denmark]; Waste Away (accessories) [UK] Conclusion Further Reading Designers' Websites Picture Credits and Acknowledgements