Author: Rachel C

Mending Club @ Refashion Week

Reclypt’s Mending Club at Refashion Week. Tuesday April 4th @ Pace University Art Gallery. BIG THANKS to Sarah Cunningham, Art Gallery Director/Assistant Clinical Professor. Check out pictures from the event, more info on the skills covered, and Reclypt’s one-pager on darning below. Darning, patchwork, & other basic stitches. Darning: A sewing technique for repairing holes … read more

February Upcycler Meet-Up!

Interested in upcycling/zero waste? Join Reclypt for our monthly meet-ups! Follow @Reclypt for details. February’s topics included painting on clothes, The Museum @ FIT, different ways to upcycle, and more! Although these Meet-Ups typically these take place in person in NYC, February’s was held virtually on Clubhouse. The diverse and expanded quality of this larger … read more

January Upcycler Meet-up!

Interested in upcycling/zero waste? Join Reclypt for our monthly meet-ups! Follow @Reclypt for details. January’s topics included Digital Fashion, FABSCRAP, The Coffee & Sustainability Club, and more! Although these Meet-Ups typically these take place in person in NYC, January’s was held virtually on Clubhouse. The diverse and expanded quality of this larger audience means there … read more

Overproduction

Fashion production is generating 10% of all greenhouse gases. Each year, 80 billion garments are produced, that’s 400% more compared to 20 years ago. As you can imagine, this has very harmful environmental, social, political, and economic implications. Long gone are the seasonal collections designed, produced, transported, and sold (then discarded – more on that … read more

Overconsumption

Reclypt is the alternative to fast fashion, but why is one needed? Welcome to our multi-part series: Why do we need an alternative to fast fashion? Let’s start with what fast fashion is: Fast fashion is cheap, trendy clothing & accessories that relies on the exploitative business model of getting the newest styles to market … read more

What is Upcycled Fashion?

Creatively repurposing materials to make something new. Can also be called: Repuposed Zero Waste Reclaimed Reused Reworked & many more. Basically, turning trash into treasure!

NYC November Meet Up: Upcycle/Zero Waste/Repurpose

Happens the first Thursday of every month! On Thursday November 4th, a few NYC upcyclers met up at IXV Coffee in Brooklyn – it was delightful! This first meet up, hopefully of many, brought together a diverse group who chatted about NYC specific business groups, where to find groceries with less packaging, Tik Tok, and … read more

A huge problem you probably haven’t thought about: Returns

Heavy inspiration from this article in The Atlantic. TLDR: It’s estimated that 25% of returns are discarded, and another chunk are simply destroyed because it’s cheaper to throw returns away than to restock them. Last year alone, U.S. retailers took back more than $100 billion in merchandise sold online. This means those returns are doing … read more