Whether you look at the dictionary or Wikipedia, the definition of upcycling is pretty easy to grasp, and hard to argue with. It applies to more than just fashion, but in the fashion world it is often used in contexts such as eco fashion, ethical fashion, green fashion and sustainable fashion.
Upcycling is not recycling, we are not taking something back to its raw state and making something new (i.e. melting down milk bottles to make a jacket), we are transforming existing garments into other garments………
That is upcycling!
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