ReFashioned: Cutting-edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials

ReFashioned: Cutting-edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials

Paperback Laurence King Publishing

By (author) Sass Brown, By (author) Natalie Chanin

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  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 242mm x 24mm | 740g
  • Publication date: 29 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780673019
  • ISBN 13: 9781780673011
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 97,584

Product description

The area of recycling and upcycling is a rich and growing source of innovative design in the fashion and accessories industries. In a fast-fashion world of throw-away clothing, it is the ultimate expression of the slow-fashion movement, with each piece individually conceived and crafted from scratch, using different materials each time. ReFashioned features 46 international designers who work with recycled materials and discarded garments, reinvigorating them with new life and value. The result is beautiful and desirable clothing and accessories that also make an important statement to the fashion world about its wasteful and exploitative practices.

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Author information

Sass Brown is the Assistant Dean of the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and the former Resident Director of its study abroad program in Florence, Italy. As a designer, researcher, writer, journalist and blogger, her area of expertise is eco fashion in all of its various expressions. She is the New York editor for Coco Eco Magazine and writes for a range of other magazines and websites. Her first book, Eco Fashion, was published by Laurence King in 2010.

Review quote

""Refashioned," is an excellent, informative movement manuscript that can double as a resource for all those interested in both innovative fashion and recycling in general. Bonus: this book is made from recycled materials!" - "W27 Newspaper"

Table of contents

Foreword by Natalie Chanin (founder of Alabama Chanin, US based homewares company) Introduction Chapter One Designers Working with Used Clothing (e.g. worn and discarded garments) or Used Industrial Materials (e.g. defunct flour sacks) Opening Text 2ETN (jewellery) [US]; Artemas Quibble (bags / jewellery) [US] Atelier Awash [Germany]; CeeBee (bags / jewellery) [Italy] Christopher Raeburn [UK]; Clare Bare (lingerie) [US] Dalaleo (bags / jewellery) [Brazil / Italy]; Denham [Netherlands] Jeffrey Wang [China]; Julia Barbee [US] Junky Styling [UK]; km/a [Austria]; KONDAKIS [Kenya] Lu Flux [UK]; MAYER Peace Collection [Germany] MILCH [Austria]; Nudie Jeans [Sweden] Odette Picaud (jewellery / accessories) [France] Otra (jewellery) [Canada / France] Raggedy [UK]; Saisei (bags) [Italy] Schmidt Takahashi [Germany]; Silent People (bags) [Italy] Sylwia Rochala [Poland]; Tamara Fogle (bags) [UK] The BEA Project [US]; Trashed Couture [UK] Ute Decker (jewellery) [UK / Germany] Chapter Two Designers Working with Unused Clothing Waste (e.g. textile cut-offs) or Unused Industrial Materials (e.g. plastic product scraps created during the manufacturing process) Opening Text Carmina Campus (bags) [Italy / Africa] Eva Zingoni [France]; Friends with Benefits [US] From Somewhere [UK]; Goodone [UK] Hibrida (accessories) [Chile]; Juana Diaz [Chile] Kerry Howley (jewellery) [UK] Michelle Lowe-Holder (jewellery) [UK] Paulina Plizga [France]; Piece x Piece [US] Rachel Freire [UK]; R.ds [Denmark] Reet Aus [Estonia]; Steinwidder [Austria] Trash-Couture [Denmark]; Waste Away (accessories) [UK] Conclusion Further Reading Designers' Websites Picture Credits and Acknowledgements