Upcycling is found to be a less polluting solution than recycling, which today requires natural resources and industrial energy.
It is nevertheless important, in the analysis of a product, to be concerned with its entire production chain. The materials are a fundamental point, but the garment factories, the means of transport of the products and the packaging used are also to be taken into account.
Watch out for greenwashing, the big brands that are going green may be trying to make a good impression without real intention. It’s up to you to judge by finding out about the number of collections produced, their countries of manufacture, their transparency, their commitments and future ambitions.