March 30, 2015


It's almost the end of the Framworq design challenge, seams have been ripped, patterns adjusted and a lot of learning has ensued. 

Upcycling is one of those projects that may seem very daunting. The idea of opening up all the clothing to see what pieces are left, the...

March 28, 2015


 I began to practice upcycling as a young girl, pursuing crafts at home without any traditional materials. My grandparents would hand me off “junk”, which became my creative medium.


Then through my high school environmental club one year, I was given the task to take...

March 10, 2015


Upcycling Project Update - blog post by Jamie

We all know that consumption is the sole end purpose of all production. So what are 

the ways that we can make consumption a positive thing? 


First we need to understand what obsolescence means.


It’s the condition of “no lo...

March 3, 2015


Upcycling Project Update - blog post by Ginger

Where magic happens


This project is unique in the aspect that Im having to design something on top of something already made.


The design process is essentially backwards because instead of starting with an idea and creatin...

February 23, 2015

Upcycling Project update - Blog post by Margie 


This is my first ‘blog’ post for the @Frameworq project. 

In my work as a designer, I have by necessity, chosen to upcycle my whole life. I am inspired, and mentored even, by those in the world who upcycle on a grander s...

February 18, 2015

Upcycling Project Update - blog post by Tyra 



I had almost exclusively worked with fabric lengths before, with interludes of making clothing out of the last bit of fabric for my self, the idea of using post consumer clothing as the starting material for a mainstream c...

February 2, 2015


Frameworq is in last stages of development of a design lab for upcycled, re-used and re-purposed clothing and accessories. 


We’ve invited 12 designers to participate in a 2 months upcycling project to explore different ways to upcycle post-consumer materials into cont...

January 17, 2015


This is an open call to participate in a 


to develop a method to upcycle post consumer materials into contemporary-mainstream garments.


Frameworq is in last stages of development of a retail space for upcycled, re-used and re-purposed clothing...

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