Upcycled Clothing Ideas You’ll Actually Want To Wear

Upcycled Clothing Ideas You'll Actually Want To Wear

The fashion industry is fast-paced, glamorous and exciting with new trends and items dropping daily, but it is also one of the most harmful to the environment. According to a report by Quantis, an environmental consultancy, the global apparel and footwear industries account for an estimated 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. A 2019 EU report described clothes as ‘nearly disposable’ goods as it found that fashion companies have increased the number of collections they produce a year, from two a year in 2000 to five a year in 2011, with some chains offering 24 collections per annum.

Learning how to upcycle clothes allows you to showcase your personality and unique style, while keeping up with the latest trends – all without hurting the planet. A pair of jeans that haven’t been worn in years can easily be transformed into a pair of cute denim cut offs or mini skirt. An old cardigan can be made to look new again by adding accessories like pom poms and patches.

We’ve found seven gorgeous upcycled clothing ideas from the wonderful world of fashion and sustainable blogs for you to try. Read on for some stylish inspiration: