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    Berghaus refreshes and expands free repair services at headquarters


    British brand Berghaus has revived its in-house “Repairhaus” repair center, placed at the company headquarters and originally established 56 years ago. The repair shop’s trained staff will give any damaged Berghaus clothing, shoes, backpacks or accessories (no matter how old or weathered they are) a second life, if possible. Pieces ...

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    Vango and Trakke give tent fabrics a new life


    Vango, the British specialist in camping and outdoor equipment, has teamed up with Glasgow-based backpack manufacturer Trakke to create a collection made from recycled tent fabrics. The limited-edition collection, called “Past Tents,” is a nod to Vango’s camping heritage and Trakke’s commitment to sustainable backpack design. The five models in ...

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    Globetrotter exhibited upcycling collection to be sold on second-hand platform


    The collection of unique upcycling pieces, created and tailored by Globetrotter employee Christiane Gawlik, a trained fashion designer who works in the repair workshop at the retailer’s Hanover store, is currently on display in an exhibition at the retailer’s Berlin flagship. The eleven pieces for men and women are made ...

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    Rab rolls out its second stich repair service in more countries


    Brtish brand Rab (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.) has expanded its previously U.K.-only upcycling program into a globally available online repair service. For the past three years, Rab has offered the upcycling program “Second Stitch” at its U.K. service center in conjunction with its factory store. Now the service ...

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    Odlo premiers WeAct kidswear capsule collection made from fabrics leftovers


    Odlo is utilizing leftover fabrics from its production for a new upcycling project. Premiering with six styles for children, the WeAct kidswear brings T-Shirts from merino and cotton jerseys, hoodies and sweatpants, and a knitted reversible beanie. This is the first children’s collection made from leftover fabrics by the Swiss ...

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    Globetrotter exhibits home-made upcycling collection in Berlin store


    Closing its sustainability campaign month, Globetrotter presents a small collection of unique upcycling pieces, created and tailored by Globetrotter employee Christiane Gawlik, who is a trained fashion designer and works in the repair workshop at the retailer’s Hanover store. She designed eleven pieces for men and women ...

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    Novoloop raises $11 million to convert plastic waste into shoe and apparel materials


    Novoloop, an upcycling start-up based in Menlo Park, California, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Envisioning Partners, with participation of Valo Ventures, Bemis Associates. Investors that earlier joined the round also included SOSV, Mistletoe, and Time Ventures. In addition, Novoloop has announced a ...

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    New life for old climbing ropes


    With a creative upcycling concept, Newseed from Rosenheim, Germany, transforms discarded climbing ropes into lovingly designed accessories for climbing and everyday life. The production of the handcrafted one-of-a-kind items, including chalk bags, belts and shopping bags, supports social projects in Germany and involves local climbing communities as well as rope ...

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    Arc’teryx partners with upcycling designer McLaughlin


    Source: Arc’Teryx Nicole McLaughlin 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 ...

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    Sympatex cooperates with eBay Upcycling Store powered by Vaude


    As an ecological alternative among textile function specialists, ingredient brand Sympatex is now supporting the sustainable initiative of eBay and Vaude with high-quality functional materials. Sewing and crafting enthusiasts can bid for sustainable Sympatex functional materials on the online marketplace in addition to high-quality material scraps ...

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    The North Face offers circular design training


    (SGI+) The North Face (TNF) is launching the Renewed Design Residency , a new training opportunity for its designers on the principles of circular design, which they will be able to integrate into future TNF collections. The project is part of the brand’s Renewed program, launched in 2018 to enable ...