In the past, creating upcycled clothing from discarded materials often meant making one-off designs, frequently by hand.
Thanks to Reet Aus
, Ph.D., an Estonian fashion designer, upcycling no longer needs to be constrained to unique pieces of clothing. Aus has developed a method for taking post-production fabric scraps and using them on a large scale to make her newest line of clothing, for which she is currently taking orders from retail buyers. These items are made using
70 percent less water and 64 percent less energy per garment than typical manufactured clothing and create 40% less production waste.