Fashion explainer: What is 'upcycling' and how did it become a style trend?


By AGENCY
  • Style
  • Tuesday, 08 Sep 2020

Fashion brands are adopting upcycling, a way to transform offcuts of fabric into quality garments. Photo: AFP

Upcycling has been a buzzword in the fashion industry for several months now. Also known as creative reuse, this trend is greener and more ethical than secondhand clothing.

Wondering what it is all about? Here's what you should know about the technique that may soon be influencing your wardrobe.

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