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International Journal of Advanced Engineering, Management and Science

Upcycling Used Garments to Recreate Sustainable Fashion Designs Treated by Soil Release Finishing

( Vol-2,Issue-8,August 2016 )

Author(s): Maha M.T.Eladwi, Rania N. Shaker, Shimaa H.Abdelrahman, Aya S. Mahmoud, HebaAllah H. Fathy, Sarah M. Sharaf

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sustainable fashion – soil release finishing –Upcycling.


Upcycled garments can have that independent appeal. No matter whom the designer is or what styling options designers choose, these upcycled fashion garments and accessories are by nature one-of-a kind. Finishing of textile fabric is carried out to increase attractiveness and/or serviceability of the fabric. Different finishing treatments are available to get various effects, which add value to the basic textile material, which can be better solutions for sustainable fashion. The sustainable fashion was achieved to a certain extent by using available materials to its ultimate usage, using waste material, recycling of the products, planning second life for the fashion product, slowing down the fashion etc. The main idea to do so is to develop more sustainable and responsible designs. This paper is not just about recycled clothes but about fashion, recycling, upcycling, adding value and uniqueness by the resulting one-of-a-kind design available for women to purchase in any retail store. Create nine designs using waste garments treated by soil release finishing agent as a source of sustainable fashionable designs.

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