Ever hear of upcycled clothing? What is it? Where does it come from? Well, the answer is simple... From Wikipedia: Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.
Now, as far as finding upcycled clothes...that's even more simple, and extremely fun! Of course my usual plug for "Buy Handmade!" should go here...and my urging for you to check out Etsy. But you expected that...didn't you?
Whether you fashion style is sweet & simple, or you have a taste for luxe & naughty....you will find upcycled clothing to suit you taste. I'm personally partial to the gypsy, pixie, elf styles of Hoodies and Sweaters...something I could/would wear out to the local super center or grab a cup of coffee in. I love the look of steampunk...that whole neo victorian industrial vibe is way too cool.
Anyway...check out some of the upcycled - recycled - deconstructed - reconstructed clothing from Etsy sellers. Here are just a few. Happy Shopping!!