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As we celebrate the upcoming Earth Day, we thought it would be great to look at interesting movement in the environmental space. Stay tuned for our article series titled “Earth Day Everyday” for stories, tips and trends related to sustainability and the environment.

Upcycling: The art of experimenting and utilising waste to create something new. Upcycling allows designers and consumers to utilize discarded materials, conserve resources and spark creativity.

This trend follows the thrift store spirit of finding old treasures and creating new styles out of them. However, upcycling goes one step further by refashioning old products to create an entirely new product of higher quality.

Upcycling and recycling

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That is the mantra in today’s world. Upcycling is emerging as the new catchphrase as designers are experimenting and utilising waste to create almost everything — right from furniture to clothes. And why not? Upcycling utilises discards, conserves resources, sparks creativity. In fact, it adds age and edge to an item. And it’s eco-style at its sexiest and most responsible best.”

“Upcycling is an entirely new and interesting concept which is helping designers put their creativity to great use while doing their bit to save mother earth. It’s a game in which everybody wins,”

To learn more, read article here: http://www.asianage.com/cover-story/upcycled-chic-794.