Try to come up with ways to give old clothes another chance. Reclaim to Wear is an inspirational example from London.
Locate the industry’s waste or surplus and think about which materials you could reuse to make new items.
The design or production phase is the best time to focus on stocks and surplus.
A German inspirational example is Upcycling Fashion.
Upcycling Fashion Store is the first upcycling store to open its doors in the German capital of Berlin. It all started as a blog to keep fashion designers and consumers informed about upcycling and to announce upcoming events. Yet now there’s the physical store with shelves full of brands that honor upcycling, and with a Facebook page that puts events and likeminded stores or labels in the picture.