R2R bags, recycled from textile scraps and lovingly handmade by the mother-artisans of Payatas, sell for US$60. Photo: Handout

Green is the new black: the Philippine firms making high fashion from recycled scraps

  • Dresses made of flour sacks, trendy shoes from textile scraps and the designer bags giving a lift to impoverished mothers
  • Welcome to the fashionable side of the upcycling industry
Topic |   The Philippines

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R2R bags, recycled from textile scraps and lovingly handmade by the mother-artisans of Payatas, sell for US$60. Photo: Handout
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