Upcycled Fashion

One of a Kind Upcycled Fashion

car upholstery jacket
Car Upholstery Jacket
VIN Jackets for both men and women. These one of a kind jackets are handmade out of reclaimed vintage auto upholstery from the genuine leather interiors of old Cadillacs, Lincolns, BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar and more. One car becomes one jacket. In addition to the jackets, Platinum Dirt creates handbags and clutches using the leftover leather scraps. Platinum Dirt based in Oakland, California.


plastic bag raincoat
Shopping Bag Raincoat



Shopping Bag Raincoat
Made by ironing together layers of plastic bags to create a really thick durable fabric. The melange of branding logos and colors was created by layering the bags. The jacket is unisex, and is one-size-fits-most. It’s sewn together with polyester thread and has velcro up the front. Sold via Etsy: www.etsy.com


teddy bear jacket
Bear Fur (Coat N2) 2005
Stuffed teddy bears
By Sebastian Errazuriz


neck tie dress
Neck Tie Dress
By Tia Noto when a student at the International Academy of Design & Technology in Tampa, Florida.


kristen-alycePlastic Bag Dress
Design and Photo by Kristen Alyce
www.flickr.com  www.kristenalyce.com


coffee bag dress
Coffee Bag Dress
By Kristen Alyce
www.kristenalyce.com  www.garbagegoneglam.com


clothes made of trash
Post Card Dress
By Kristen Alyce
www.kristenalyce.com  www.garbagegoneglam.com


bubble wrap dress
Bubble Wrap Dress
By Kristen Alyce
www.kristenalyce.com  www.garbagegoneglam.com

reuse dress
Technicolor Dream Dress
made from recycled cans, bottle tops, cardboard packaging, glass beads and plastic bags. garyharveycreative.com


newspaper dress
Newspaper Dress
made from 30 newspapers
By Gary Harvey garyharveycreative.com


Phonebook dress
Phonebook Dress
By Jolis Paons (via Flikr) who pleated, sewed, and glued everything by hand.


newspaper dress
Newspaper Dress, 2010.
By Fairlight Hubbard and Amy M. Phillips of Eye Management, a talent agency in Nashville, together they designed a series of vintage-inspired garments made completely from newspaper. Must sound interesting when you move. Source.


Paper Bag dress
Designer Sylvia Heisel teamed up with recent Pratt Institute grad Rebecca Cole to create this biodegradable, “ready-to-wear-away” dress, made of brown, recycled shipping paper. www.paper-no9.com


shredded paper jacket
Compressed Paper Jacket 2010.
Compressed and cellotaped. By Maison Martin Margiela – Artisanal Collection.


dress made of disposable gloves
Glove Dress 2005
Surgical gloves, thread and fabric.
By Sebastian Errazuriz


cassette tape clothes
Sonic Fabric
A tightly woven mix of Cassette Tape (50%) and poly.


reuse clothes
Compter Keys Dress
Ecofashion 2011, in Cali, Colombia.


plastic bag dress
Garbage Bag Dress & Trenchcoat

By Jordy Huinder


plastic bag dress
Plastic Bag Dress
By Jutta Leger


bubble wrap dress
DHL Haute Couture
DHL Packing Materials Dresses. Bubble wrap on left.
Design: Michael Michalsky, Peggy Schuller


recycled clothes
Mac Dress
18 beige trench coats attached to a Burberry check corset, worn with a cropped
Burberry Mac. Looks warm. By Gary Harvey www.garyharveycreative.com

mirror jacketMirror Top
By Maison Martin Margiela


wig jacketWig Jacket
By Marina Faust
Easiest way to become a blonde.


leaf shirt
Zero Footprint Shirt: Leaf Series 2010
Various leaves, glue.
Shirts are not for sale – but photos of them are.
By Dave Rittinger – www.daverittinger.com


sr.-amorRecycled Glove Scarf
Great idea for all those single gloves you have lying around.
Sr. Amor of Argentina


plastic bag dress
Plastic Bag Skirt and Blouse, circa, 2013.
Inspired by mid-century modern furniture…
By Jolene (Chun-Ling) Fung
uk.linkedin.com, photo by: lucy-campbell.blogspot


plastic bag dress
Recycled Ironed Plastic Bag Dress.
By Cathy www.threadbanger.com

reuse clothesCat Food Raincoat
Art Deco Designs, Italy.


plastic bag jacketPasta Bag Jacket
The see-through panels add some more interest.
Art Deco Designs, Italy.


plastic bag clothesCoffee Bag Raincoat and Waders
Love it!
Art Deco Designs, Italy.


plastic bag dressPlastic Bag Gown
By Maison Martin Margiela – Artisanal Collection.


VHS tape dressKesha in a VHS tape Dress
At the American Music Awards 2010.


tape dressVHS Tape Gown
Designed by Kez Allen
Created by weaving secondhand video tape into fabric.


vhs tape clothesTapedress
Laura Labrin. Laura’s tape dress won at the 2004 Paint Right Victorian Fashion Awards. The skirt has alternating cloth/vhs tape stripes and does the headscarf. See more pics at: www.illusionsofgrandeur.org.au


recycled-dressRecycled-Reuse Dresses
A tiered gown made from 42 pairs of used Levi 501s and a black t-shirt dress. garyharveycreative.com


reuse denim dress
Reuse Denim Dress
By Natalie Chanin


old jeans dress
Shades Of Denim
By Maison Martin Margiela


dress made from junk
Assemblage Dress
Fabric, Paper Images and Decorations from travel and found items.
By Janet J. Cooper  www.janetcooperdesigns.com


reuse clothes
NeckTie Colar


toilet paper dress
Toilet Paper Wedding Dress
2011 contest winner = Laura Lee from Milpitas, CA


moss coat
Moss Coat & Hat
By Anna Bieler – with lotus and monstera deliciosa leaves, orchids and roses.
Entry in the Floriade Australia competition.

Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.


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