If your looking for a creative outlet over the weekend, then why not give fashion upcycling a go? Fashion upcycling is another great way to sustainably dispose of your old clothes. Turn those old jeans into your new favourite shorts, or that ill-fitting dress into a gorgeous top.
Fashion upcycling is the process of transforming a piece of clothing to create something new. It gives the clothes you once loved, but no longer wear, a second chance. Importantly, it reduces the amount of textiles that end up in landfill. Not only that, it can save you money – instead of spending your hard earned dollars on something new, you can be your own designer and create something amazing.
Some ideas include:
- Raising hem lines to create a fresh, modern look
- Adding decorative elements such as buttons, jewels, or patches
- Test your sewing skills with some embroidery
- Take inspiration from the 70s with some tie dye
There are some great fashion labels, such as ASOS Reclaim, who have made collections of upcycled clothes. You can check out their link here: http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/category/reclaim-to-wear-2049024/home?geoip=noredirect
If you run out of you own clothes to upcycle, why not try searching through Op Shops to find that special piece you can transform? Who knows, it might just become your new favourite hobby!