Re-fashioned Upcycled Dress GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Readers, you may remember a blog post seen on Recycled Fashion back in November 2012, introducing British based Eleanor Brand and her new line of upcycled clothing Re-fashioned LTD, with her launch event opening in Leicester, UK.

Eleanor's clothing line, represented by its registered name; Re-fashioned recycles pre-loved garments, and re works them into funky new pieces.

Eleanor makes custom stylish garments that have an eye on current trends but that are also created in a sustainable way.

Eleanor works as a bespoke designer/maker, creating most designs as custom orders.  A few of her recent projects include a custom dress make for an eco project in Switzerland (information can be found at, as well as a project for a sci-fi shoot.

The tie dress shown here for the Swiss eco project was made from 14 ties, and was created for one of 24 videos about eco living which Irene Abrigo is creating in order to raise money for charity:

Another recent Re-fashioned project, a sci-fi shoot, resulted in a jacket made using old bike leathers.  Here is a before and after photo:


This beige coloured top below, has been made using 3 ties, and the bottom half of a shirt:

And finally, Eleanor is starting to work on a new range of eco wedding dresses and evening wear.

To celebrate Eleanor's venture, she is generously giving away a special custom order of a Re-fashioned designed denim dress for one lucky Recycled Fashion reader.  This is a dress design made using a pair of reconstructed jeans, here is an example:

The dress will be custom made in the winner's size (although restricted to size 8-14 UK due to the size of the mannequin used). The winner will be able to pick from various pairs of jeans that Eleanor has in her studio.

To enter, we would ask you to answer the following question in the way of a blog post comment:

If you were to win a custom made Re-fashioned denim dress, how would you accessorise it?

We would also love it if you could 'like' Re-fashioned facebook page to follow Eleanor's refashioning journey.

* UPDATE This competition is now closed, and the winner, Meena, has been contacted *



Sarah said...

To feel a little more summery...on this here rainy day...picturing wearing such a cool upcycled dress with the best accessory of a floral wreath headband BUT made from an array of colourful fabric scraps and buttons. Is so hope this comp is open internationally :) Have liked the facey page too, its all brilliant!

Unknown said...

Love you work have a page named Reborn Threadz n Thingz love to showcase here

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah, this is Eleanor from Re-fahsioned. The competition is indeed open internationally, good luck! xxx

Meena said...

I would add some comfy sandals, a cute hat and some summery dangly earrings. This is pretty neat-I love the concept of taking jeans and making them into dresses. I know I never would have thought of that and think that's just amazing! :)

hjurgelis said...

I'd wear it with my brown knee-high boots


This is pretty cool stuff and quite edgy. For me personally, it doesn't need any accessories. These are stand alone garments and statement pieces without needing anything else to add or distract from them.

DebbieLynne said...

I hope I'm eligible living in the US! I would style this with a big chunky red necklace and some red sandals. I'd probably toss in a bandana somewhere too! She is amazing!

Unknown said...

With skyscraper heels of course!


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