Four brands that have adopted upcycling, a technique that reuses old materials to create original pieces
Denim never goes out of style, but in this store it’s different: clothes, bags, and other items are made of pieces of the fabric reused and glued together.
36 East 11th Street, 463 Amsterdam Avenue
In this shop, the products are made of discarded materials, like fishing nets, plastic bottles, and used tires. The result is a wide variety of items, including sandals, sneakers, jackets, and travel bags.
Calle de Hortaleza, 116
The brand affirms that their textile recycling processes have saved over 11 million gallons [42 million l] of water. With a zero waste philosophy, their clothes combine several fabrics, colors, and prints, each from a different item.
Calle Urriola 598, Cerro Alegre