Author: Rachel C

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