Startup Playground Podcast

Why upcycling is better choice for environment, with Lili Dreyer

November 05, 2019 Elvis Metrins / Lili Dreyer Season 1 Episode 19
Startup Playground Podcast
Why upcycling is better choice for environment, with Lili Dreyer
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Startup Playground Podcast
Why upcycling is better choice for environment, with Lili Dreyer
Nov 05, 2019 Season 1 Episode 19
Elvis Metrins / Lili Dreyer

In this weeks episode of Startup Playground Podcast, you are gonna hear about upcycling. You will be able to understand what is upcycling and why is it a better choice for the environment rather than just throwing your textile waste in landfill. Therefore, Sweetcast Media hosted Lili Dreyer - Founder of WAIR - startup aiming to give textile waste a second chance. They don’t see used textiles as waste, but as valuable material, that they can use to make awesome and sustainable footwear.

WHY UPCYCLING OF TEXTILE WASTE?
There are many industries that contribute to the environmental problems that the world is currently facing, but few as much as the fashion industry. Despite its pretty facade, the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry globally. Fast fashion has resulted in millions of tonnes of resource-intensive textiles being produced for fashion items, only for them to be thrown away after increasingly shorter lifespans. 

The circular economy is critical in preventing this. Fashion upcycling means to transform textile waste into new products with the same or higher value, and therefore plays an important role in achieving a circular economy. However upcycling is not a widespread practice, which is due to the fact that it is difficult to make scalable and profitable. Wair is here to change that, by giving textile waste a second chance by transforming it into upcycled shoes.

Read more about this sustainable startup - WAIR here: https://www.sustainablewair.com/  and reach out to them if you would like your next shoes to be sustainable.

CREDITS:

* THE ENTREPRENEUR OR THE ORGANISATION HOSTED ON THIS EPISODE HAS NOT SPONSORED THIS EPISODE, AS WELL AS THIS EPISODE IS NOT SPONSORED BY ANY ORGANISATION OR COMPANY. IT IS PURELY OUR OWN INTEREST TO UNDERSTAND THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET. 

 * Music licensed from http://www.purple-planet.com

 * Record Player Static Sound - Recorded by Mike Koenig

 * AM Radio Tuning Sound - Public Domain


Show Notes

In this weeks episode of Startup Playground Podcast, you are gonna hear about upcycling. You will be able to understand what is upcycling and why is it a better choice for the environment rather than just throwing your textile waste in landfill. Therefore, Sweetcast Media hosted Lili Dreyer - Founder of WAIR - startup aiming to give textile waste a second chance. They don’t see used textiles as waste, but as valuable material, that they can use to make awesome and sustainable footwear.

WHY UPCYCLING OF TEXTILE WASTE?
There are many industries that contribute to the environmental problems that the world is currently facing, but few as much as the fashion industry. Despite its pretty facade, the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry globally. Fast fashion has resulted in millions of tonnes of resource-intensive textiles being produced for fashion items, only for them to be thrown away after increasingly shorter lifespans. 

The circular economy is critical in preventing this. Fashion upcycling means to transform textile waste into new products with the same or higher value, and therefore plays an important role in achieving a circular economy. However upcycling is not a widespread practice, which is due to the fact that it is difficult to make scalable and profitable. Wair is here to change that, by giving textile waste a second chance by transforming it into upcycled shoes.

Read more about this sustainable startup - WAIR here: https://www.sustainablewair.com/  and reach out to them if you would like your next shoes to be sustainable.

CREDITS:

* THE ENTREPRENEUR OR THE ORGANISATION HOSTED ON THIS EPISODE HAS NOT SPONSORED THIS EPISODE, AS WELL AS THIS EPISODE IS NOT SPONSORED BY ANY ORGANISATION OR COMPANY. IT IS PURELY OUR OWN INTEREST TO UNDERSTAND THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET. 

 * Music licensed from http://www.purple-planet.com

 * Record Player Static Sound - Recorded by Mike Koenig

 * AM Radio Tuning Sound - Public Domain