The upcycled Tee is my latest ROHstoff project. I went to London for fashion week and stopped by at Eden studios where I was lucky to pick up a bag of beautiful silk scraps. The colours and inky prints instantly got my imagination running.  
I cut front panels & sleeves out of the back of preluved mens Tshirts.

V for Volta T-shirts are available at Water To Wine
Auguststr. 82, Berlin


Forget Zara&Co and open your mind/heart for a new fashion aesthetic.  Step inside 'Water To Wine' and be amazed by the imagination & mindful approach of the designer labels sold here.  As promised in my previous post about the new upcycling fashion boutique on Auguststrasse 82 in Berlin-Mitte the shop opened for the first time last week. 
At the opening party last Thursday Sarah, the manager gave me a little tour navigating through white painted retro shelves & chairs hanging on the wall stocked with cool customized denim jackets by Wilfried Pletzinger, bottle top bags from Portuguese label Há de Haver, gorgeous sturdy totes made from old tents by Margarete Häusler and some beautiful one off vintage skirts.  I've put out a couple of upcycled panelled Tshirts for ROHstoff as well as the pieces I made for Berlin Stadtmission fashion show two months ago - yeyh! 

To shop here is rewarding for your conscience too as some of the money from the purchases goes back to Berliner Stadtmission and will be used for their charity projects. The accessories label Beliya is topping that by offering children in developing countries school education for a year if you buy one of their creations made from upcycled sofa leathers!
 This is what I love about low-impact fashion, it's set out to ponder where a product comes from, how it is made and what will happen to it once it's served its purpose.
Check it out!


Upcycling designers Luise Barsch & Sarah Schwesig take the lead in breaking 'fast fashion' barriers with Berliner Stadtmission's latest project - the new Upcycling Boutique & Label 'Water to Wine'
The first of its kind and located in Mitte's happening Auguststraße 'Water to Wine' is planned to open its doors for the first time on 14/10/2013!
 So I popped by on Monday to take a few teaser snaps of the prep works for the shop's cool interior.
The boutique's stock will include selected vintage garments from the charity initiative... The girls also invited other upcycling designers to collaborate with the label to produce some high quality & extremely wearable accessories and one-off garments.

I don't think the concept of upcycled fashion has been pushed to this level of accessibility before!
Watch this space!!!

'Water to Wine'
Auguststraße 82,
Berlin 10117