Why Upcycled?

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world.


  1. Around 20 % of wastewater worldwide comes from fabric dyeing and treatment.

     World Bank

  2. Of the total fiber input used for clothing, 87 % is incinerated or disposed of in a landfill.

     World Bank

  3. The fashion industry is responsible for 10 % of annual global carbon emissions, more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.

     World Bank

  4. Every year the fashion industry uses 93 billion cubic meters of water — enough to meet the consumption needs of five million people.

     World Bank

Upcycled VS. Recycled = Creativity VS Recycling Bin

"Upcycling is a form of recycling where instead of turning waste into new materials, you can take a product that you would otherwise throw away and give it a new use in life. Rather than recycle using a recycling bin, you can use your creativity to update and renew old items."

- Evolve Beauty UK

Jacquelyn Clifford is the founder of ZeroImpactTravel.com a travel and sustainable living blog.