Maker Stories

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Onkto Katuh

Meet Christian Pade, the German designer behind the upcycling brand, Onkto Katuh. His notions behind permanence and the mix of materials are quite intriguing and force us to have second thoughts about what we deem to be rubbish or treasure.
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Molly Morgan

Our dear friend, fashion designer, seamstress and percussionist, Molly Morgan, would rather take-away than add to the second-hand finds she is using for her newest, upcycled, 90s-inspired collection.
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Sooph

Sophie vom Scheidt of Sooph, is one creative and passionate fashionista! She lives and works here in Berlin and her approaches to sustainability are intelligent, creative and multi-faceted.
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Matthew Appleby

Matthew's latest series of reconditioned lights and lamps need very little introduction. Made with anything from discarded, industrial, car parts to bread boxes and espresso makers – they tell stories of their own.
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SAG+SAL

Cleverly crafted out of printing blankets, making their bags durable and very original, Rupert Jensch and Andjelko Artic of SAG+SAL combine their love of art, design and upcycling in a way that's been notably successful.
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Friederike Porscha

Friederike Porscha is fashion-forward yet historically minded. With an eye for quality and craftsmanship, she taps into her Bavarian roots to bring a modern twist to the traditional.
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Jesper Jensen of Catching Fire

esper Jensen is a Danish glass-artist whose work not only tests the boundaries of art and craft but he is also widely recognized for his contributions to the future of the craft's environmental sustainability.
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Retusj

Through the collection of vintage materials and odds & ends from the hardware store, Karen uses remnants of industrial culture to make a statement about consumption.
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Tata Christiane

Tata Christiane Couture projects a vision of the street costume, using second hand, sophisticated vintage clothing and old grotesque dresses for old women aesthetics.
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A&Ré

a&ré's thoughtful designs from recycled materials and concrete are built to perfection, yet not so refined as to eradicate the story behind each found item.
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Veronika Wildgruber

An important part of upcycling and reusing old materials is the process of re-contextualizing. We love how Veronika does just that with her project. Soft Wood experiments with the separation of materials and their characteristics.
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Mon Bibi

Genevieve Schetagne of 'mon bibi' always finds a way to thread her character into her hand-made and incredibly unique hats