Interviews

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EKOLOVESANIMAL

We love the aesthetic of EKOLOVESANIMAL bags, as well as their stance on animal cruelty and their beliefs about upcycling and redesign. The smooth, interesting shapes of their pieces give an insight to what the materials were used for in their previous lives.
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Spanaki

SPANAKI is the name of Greek, Anna Germanou's, ventures as a graphic designer & handcrafted jewellery/accessory designer – and it's obvious that she's found many ways to weave the two together. She's a stickler for presentation and professionality, and her ideas as super creative to boot.
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Mayflower Vintage

Luka May is the dream boat of our 16-year-old selves. His closet, which is set up and used as a private showroom, drapes across most of his gorgeous flat in Freidrichshain.
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Knitted Army

Tactile, functional and fun, these "poufs", made by Italian designer Andrea Brena remind us that creative form can link people to products.
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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.