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GMB PODCAST 006: Upcycling Fashion Berlin

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// CHANGING PERSPECTIVES - CREATING FASHION FROM TEXTILE WASTE

In this interview, you'll learn more about

  • What it takes to build up a sustainable fashion brand & store in Berlin
  • Why an online store doesn’t replace real human interaction
  • How the store helped building a movement & became the "home base" for an entire scene
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with the right people
  • Why Berlin is the best place to create - and where it stands compared to London

Update: Unfortunately, the Upcycling Fashion Store is closing its current store in Mitte on 18th February 2017 - due to some problems with the landlord (annoyingly, that happened quite a few times Berlin in recent years, often hitting the creative scene). However, Carina & her awesome team have lots of exciting projects planned: with occasional pop-up stores, an online shop, their own label aluc, Green Fashion Tours Berlin, Fashion Revolution Germany and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin (links in the shownotes), they will continue to push the upcycling movement forward in Berlin and worldwide! Check out their website & Facebook page for current updates.

LISTEN OUR PODCAST INTERVIEW RIGHT HERE:

OR download & listen to the episode on iTunes | on Soundcloud | on Stitcher

P.S. You'll find the full interview transcript below​

Now, once you listened to this episode, you would put a HUGE smile on my face if you could jump over to iTunes, subscribe to the show, the GreenMe Berlin podcast and leave me a short review (just click on the cover image in iTunes and then on "Reviews").

And please feel free to send me your feedback at anytime to claudi@greenmeberlin.com! I really wanna know how you like the show, and what I should do better to let you take the maximum out of it.

Thanks a million, 

Claudi

// UPCYLING FASHION STORE BERLIN - FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT:

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Podcast - Upcycling Fashion Store Berlin / Carina & colleague

Happy 2017!

For the first episode of the year, I checked out an eco-business that definitely helps you to green up your wardrobe: The Upcycling Fashion Store in Berlin Mitte.

I walked into the store - and was welcomed by a very smiley face and a hot cup of tea 🙂 Both came from Carina Bischof, one of the 4 owners and founders of the Upcycling Fashion Store, and their own label aluc.

Seriously, I got such deep insights into how our clothes are being made and what upcycling fashion actually means! It stands for more than eco-friendly production: instead of taking new materials, the most forward-thinking designers are now using “waste” - like leftovers from the big textile factories - and turn it into the most stylish, time less pieces ever.

There’s so much creativity flowing. It’s about changing perspectives. Using what’s already out there.

​Carina is a positive, energetic person. I had a great time talking and listening to her and hope the passion sparkles on to you, too 🙂

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL TRANSCRIPT OF OUR INTERVIEW

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// FINAL WORDS:

Man, isn’t that exciting?! That there’s people like Carina who help us think further. Who tell the true stories, but at the same time give us some beautiful alternatives? I love the direction in which the world is going.

I hope you’re feeling inspired and curious to check out the Upcycling Fashion Store - check out their Facebook page to see what they're up to and where you can next meet these incredible people & see with your own eyes what you can make from things like old used socks 🙂

As always, I put you all the contact details of the Upcycling Fashion Store below this post, and of course, you can find it on the GreenMe map. Don’t forget to check out the show notes for all the other exciting places and initiatives we mentioned.

And if you really wanna up the game and green up your life, sign up for my #10daysofgreen challenge and I'll send you a daily challenge right into your inbox, each morning, for 10 days. The next round is starting on February 1st!

P.S. As a little reward and motivation, you’ll get my Best-of-Guide to some of my favorite green places in Berlin for free at the end of the challenge.

Thanks SO much for listening, have an amazing day

>> and always remember to keep it green !!

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// SHOW NOTES

// ​UPCYCLING FASHION STORE //

Attention: the store is closed its doors on 14th Feb 2017, so the team could focus on pushing forward other inspiring projects, like the Fashion Revolution Week.

They continue to sell online though.

upcycling-fashion.de


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Ethical Fashion in Berlin - Best of Guide | GreenMe Berlin Blog November 27, 2017 at 10:34 am

[…] Part of this dedicated bunch of changemakers is very familiar, friendly face: Carina Bischof, co-founder of upcycling label aluc and the Upcycling Fashion Berlin movement. Back in January, we both had a really inspiring chat about the status quo of fair fashion in Berlin and beyond. You can find the full interview in episode #6 of the GreenMe Berlin podcast (click here). […]

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