Vancouver-based outdoor brand Arc’teryx just announced a new collaboration with designer Nicole McLaughlin from New York. She is considered the star among upcycling artists and has more than 600,000 followers on Instagram. Having worked on upcycling projects for Puma, Crocs, Russell Athletic and most recently JanSport, the designer is now the first-ever design ambassador for the Canadian brand. She will host a series of workshops and events with guests as part of the Arc’teryx Academy over the course of the partnership. The first of these will be design and upcycling workshops in New York City this fall. The events will offer participants the opportunity to create something out of their own “waste” materials and engage them in the process toward a more circular clothing industry.