The Creativity Of Upcycling: Design Solution For The Planet

Fashion Revolution's Creative Director Orsola di Castro makes the case for upcycling from a design as well as a sustainability perspective.

Two and a half years have passed since I wrote this piece, and things have changed considerably.

First of all, investment in circularity is proving slower than expected and we are still recycling only about 1% of fibers back into fabric - technology can't quite save our consumption patterns just yet.

As a consequence, upcycling is, yet again, having a moment: I salute a new wave of exceptional students and young graduates such as Matthew Needham, Paolo Carzana, Kevin Germanier, Patrick McDo…

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Orsola de Castro

Creative Director at Fashion Revolution