Letter From Bangkok

When trash becomes trendy for Thailand’s fashion industry

Interest in upcycled garments growing in Thailand as shoppers seek more sustainable and environmentally friendly clothes.

Since Just Me opened at Chatuchak Market in Bangkok last year, more foreign tourists have been purchasing upcycled cropped tops, corsets and sweaters from the clothing store. ST PHOTO: TAN TAM MEI
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BANGKOK - While fabric scraps from used clothes, curtains and carpets may look only fit to be thrown to some, Ms Krittiga Kunnalekha, 48, sees a world of possibilities.

Once these fabric pieces pass through her creative hands, they are transformed into a colourful selection of blouses, dresses and skirts.

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