Do you have a pile of old or unwanted clothing taking up space in your closet? Don’t throw them away just yet! The RE.STATEMENT Upcycling Contest offers a fantastic opportunity to repurpose these materials into stunning new clothing creations while promoting sustainability.
Participate in the contest by upcycling unwanted clothing or materials and entering your clothing creations on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok using the hashtag #upcyclingexcites and tagging @re.statement.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
To start your upcycling journey, gather the old or unwanted clothing items you wish to transform. Look for pieces made of fabrics that inspire you, such as jeans, shirts, dresses, or sweaters. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different materials to create unique textures and designs. Remember, the more diverse your collection, the more creative possibilities you’ll have for your upcycled creations.
Step 2: Brainstorm and Plan
Once you have your materials, let your creativity soar by brainstorming and sketching your ideas. Think about the potential of each garment and how you can repurpose them into new clothing items or accessories. Consider cutting, stitching, dyeing, embellishing, or combining different pieces to achieve your desired design. This is your chance to reimagine and breathe new life into old clothing.
Step 3: Transform and Create
With your plan in hand, it’s time to bring your vision to life. Start by carefully deconstructing the old garments to salvage usable pieces of fabric. Pay attention to the textures, patterns, and colors as you separate the materials. Utilize scissors, sewing machines, and other tools to cut, reshape, and sew the fabric together according to your design. Let your imagination guide you as you repurpose the clothing into something entirely new and exciting.
Step 4: Refine and Perfect
As you progress with your upcycling project, take the time to refine and perfect your creation. Pay attention to details, ensuring that the seams are secure, the fit is comfortable, and the overall aesthetics align with your original vision. Don’t be afraid to experiment, iterate, and make adjustments as needed. The process of upcycling is an opportunity for growth and learning.
Step 5: Showcase on Social Media
Once your upcycled creation is complete, it’s time to share it with the world. Take high-quality photographs or create engaging videos to capture the essence of your design. Upload your content on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, using the hashtag #upcyclingexcites and tagging @re.statement. This allows the RE.STATEMENT community and others to admire your work and be inspired by your creativity.
Step 6: Engage with the Community
Engage with fellow upcyclers and sustainability enthusiasts by exploring the #upcyclingexcites hashtag. Like and comment on other participants’ posts, sharing your support and admiration for their work. This creates a sense of community and encourages collaboration and exchange of ideas. By connecting with others, you expand your network and become part of a broader movement promoting sustainable fashion and creativity.
The RE.STATEMENT Upcycling Contest invites you to join the exciting journey of transforming old clothing into new creations while promoting sustainability. By following these steps and showcasing your upcycled designs on social media platforms using the hashtag #upcyclingexcites and tagging @re.statement, you contribute to a global community of creative individuals passionate about repurposing materials and reducing waste. Embrace the challenge, let your imagination run wild, and inspire others to embrace the beauty and potential of upcycled fashion.
Vote for which of these designers will win our 2nd Annual Upcycling Contest! If the contestant you select gets the most votes and wins, you will win a little surprise too!
How it works:
- You can vote once per day.
- Share this link and our social media posts to cheer on your fav person!
- Please use your real email. Fake/temporary emails will negatively affect the selected contestant.
- We’ll send a gift card to everyone who voted for the person who wins!
Voting is now closed.
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