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About The Brand



What is upcycling?

One of the easiest ways to reduce waste is to reduce your consumption. Upcycling is the practice of creating a usable product from unwanted items or adapting an existing product to add value. We upcycle to reduce waste and give forgotten items a new life.

Reckless Rubbish

The average US consumer throws away 81.5 lbs of clothes every year.

In America alone, an estimated 11.3 million tons of textile waste – equivalent to 85% of all textiles – end up in landfills on a yearly basis.* 

Retrofit is a brand that aims to avoid the waste cycle by ART-cycling clothes and giving outdated designs a renewed sense of purpose.

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Carving  out a Niche

The idea to create new clothes from 'old' clothes was born after carving and stamping my first pair of shorts. After carving a stamp and deciding the pattern or placement, non-toxic fabric block printing ink is rolled on  and hand pressed into the fabric. Some clothing items have as many as 80 stamps on one item. All stamps will transfer slightly different, guaranteeing each wearable art piece is completely unique!

Here's the Sitch

Retrofit is defined as "an act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when manufactured." When you purchase our designs, you are not only investing in wearable art pieces, you are making a sustainable choice by supporting eco-fashion. You are giving each item a second life


Igini, Martina 2022, ‘10 Concerning Fast Fashion Waste Statistics’, Earth.Org, 21 August, accessed 04 January 2023, <>

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