Remade fashion gets colourful
September 28, 2009 by Maria Kaski
Remade fashion involves using unwanted clothes to create new garments and accessories. The ever-quickening pace of fashion has significantly increased the number of clothes bought and gotten rid of. According to an article published in Style in May 2008, “we now consume 2m tonnes of clothing and textiles a year. 1.1m tonnes go straight in the bin, while just 300,000 tonnes are recycled”. Lucie Goulet reports on the remade craze.
Remade fashion targets all the unrecycled tonnes and gives them a new wardrobe life. Most remade clothes are unique because they are sewn from apparel or fabrics existing in limited quantity. In addition to endless styling possibilities, remade offers clothes with a personality, which guarantees you will stand out in the crowd. And once you’re bored with your remade item, you can always give it a new life by turning in into something different.