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Hypebeast chat to Nicole McLaughlin, a designer who creates trainers out of weird and wonderful clothing items.

We’ve heard of recycling before, but “upcycling” is a new trend that’s taking the world of fashion by storm. Nicole is a pioneer of the trend, taking bags, coats and even old volleyballs and turning them into fresh kicks! The idea is that she wants to create something totally new and unique using old clothing material. Nicole shows us how she goes about creating some of her pieces in this fascinating interview.

The Woman Who "Upcycles" Amazing Trainers Out Of Old Clothes image of trainer

One of her creations that she shows off in this video is the pair of sneakers that she made using nothing but an old shoe sole and a waterproof jacket! What’s amazing is that not only do the shoes look really cool, they’re totally functional too! She’s made shoes from old sweet packets, jeans and even bum bags! It’s brilliant to see someone take designer trainers to a totally new place and come up with an environmentally friendly way to push footwear to new heights! In a world where everyone is trying to create less waste, this could be the future of footwear!

Nicole McLaughlin|Hypebeast|Fashion

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