THE ART OF UPCYCLING
Ruxandra is always looking at nature for inspiration, celebrating its
beauty, endless diversity and wildness with each future thinking piece she
creates. In nature nothing is born or perishes, but already existing things
combine and then separate again.
The initiative of reusing and upscaling comes as a natural step, while sharing
a piece of our core & culture with others.Upcycling is a journey of the imagination, a
journey we make together, by understanding that resources are finite and
committing to high quality and constant creative efforts.
We all have clothes that we care for and wore countless times. To
continue their story we invite you to be part of this conversation, where we
take clothes you value, but can’t be used anymore, and we transform them.
We give a vintage or pre-loved piece(s) a new life that excites and
touches on personal feelings.
Depending on the chosen concept of upcycling, we will use only 100%
natural textiles additions, or dye using our signature natural process with
local flora, and no chemical additions. It is our strong belief that a natural approach
to design and textiles is an essential step to a healthier life.
With such a diverse pool of inspiration, we can use an array of
techniques or materials that might be apparently unsuitable, to an
endless creative capability. Why not drape two silk shirts into a new fitted
Slowing down fashion
creates opportunities Ruxandra believes in, that now include Upcycling
Services- where we celebrate the dialogue between artisanal knowledge and
artistic vision developed inside the atelier.
I want to bring back to life clothes that I love but are deteriorated.
Is this the right step?
What is Upcycling to Ruxandra?
Upcycling refers to the artful transformation of material. For Ruxandra
that means taking a pre-owned piece of clothing and giving it a new life and
adding to the story.
I have silk shirts that get easily deteriorated. A coffee stain or some
other minor defect. Can you Upcycle them?
Yes! we can naturally dye over any stain or we can deconstruct and
My sweater has a hole in it. Can you repair it for me?
No, that’s not quite what we do. We use the knowledge and design sense
of Ruxandra to transform it into a unique piece, that carries your story and
our design & cultural sense across.
But I love this sweater and want to wear it again. Can you turn it into
Yes we can! We can add to it, or we can transform it completely into
something else, depending on the process you choose.
I like buying from luxury brands. But some took the test of time better
Can you make something cooler out of them?
I’m not sure if the three options below fit what I need. What should I
do? Please feel free to use the “Something special” to get in touch with our
team regarding your request.
How do I place an order ?
Select one of the 3 pre-designed tiers and fill in the requested
information. Once you’re happy with your selection add to cart and proceed to
How do I send the item(s) to Ruxandra ?
At checkout you will be able to select our courier service (DHL Express).
Once the order is placed our team will be in touch to arrange a collection from
the country or region you ordered to.
If you decide to arrange shipping with an outside service, we kindly advise
to choose a service that offers tracking for your parcel. Please bare in mind
we cannot take responsibility for untracked deliveries.
LOVE WHAT YOU DO, BUT I’M ON A BUDGET!
Send us a pre-loved item that you can’t part ways with. We will upscale it into a new item that picks up on its flavor.Pledge 50 euro
CAN I FALL IN LOVE WITH AN ITEM AGAIN?
Send us two pre-loved items that you can’t part ways with. We will transform the two into a new piece that tells their story further.Pledge 200 euro
TO KEEP MY BALANCE, I HAVE TO KEEP MOVING!
Send us three pre-loved items that you can’t part ways with. We will transform the three into a new piece that tells their story further.Pledge 500 euro