RETURE BLOG

A collection of posts about what drives, inspires, and motivates us at RETURE.

Confessions of a First Time Fashion Upcycler

Disclaimer: I do not work in fashion nor am I someone ingrained in the sustainability movement – don’t get me wrong, I am engaged and want to do my part in being a responsible citizen but I am certainly no activist. I am really pleased to have learned more about sustainable practice, especially over the past 5 years through social media, and I have become much more conscious about what I consume and my impact on the environment. Reading more about who made my clothes, where they were made and also the impact we have due to our own choices,

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Why We Started RETURE

Hello friends near and far! Nina here – co-founder and CEO of RETURE. By now you can probably see we are pretty obsessed with upcycling (we not-so-secretly hope you will be soon as well). Why? Because we believe that fashion should be based upon collaboration, craft, community, creativity, and sustainable practice – all elements which thrive through the practice of upcycling. Personally, I am someone who adores fashion. I love the meaning behind clothes. The intricate details sewn meticulously by careful hands. The reflection of culture and of our own evolving identities. I spent my teenage years manically absorbing the

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What in the World is Upcycling?

Upcycling, recycling, refashioning, repurposing, reu- AHH!!! There are just so many terms?! We get it. It can be overwhelming to understand the similarities and differences between these processes and we will try to clarify what in the world is upcycling (and why upcycling matters). We’ve rounded up some of the most frequently asked questions around upcycling. If you want to learn more – or even help us learn more! – please do reach out at @RETURELTD on Instagram or send us an email at info@reture.net. What is upcycling? To upcycle is to reuse (discarded) garments or materials in such a

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Confessions of a First Time Fashion Upcycler

Disclaimer: I do not work in fashion nor am I someone ingrained in the sustainability movement – don’t get me wrong, I am engaged and want to do my part in being a responsible citizen but I am certainly no activist. I am really pleased to have learned more about

Read More »

Why We Started RETURE

Hello friends near and far! Nina here – co-founder and CEO of RETURE. By now you can probably see we are pretty obsessed with upcycling (we not-so-secretly hope you will be soon as well). Why? Because we believe that fashion should be based upon collaboration, craft, community, creativity, and sustainable

Read More »

What in the World is Upcycling?

Upcycling, recycling, refashioning, repurposing, reu- AHH!!! There are just so many terms?! We get it. It can be overwhelming to understand the similarities and differences between these processes and we will try to clarify what in the world is upcycling (and why upcycling matters). We’ve rounded up some of the

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