Fashion, refashioned: Upcycling clothing gains momentum in Singapore

Ms Valerie Wong teaches people how to upcycle their old shirts in Alt.Native's Garment Reworking Workshop. ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI
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SINGAPORE - On a balmy afternoon one weekend in July, several young women paid $60++ to attend a three-hour workshop at the Design Orchard mall to learn how to transform old clothes into new ones.

"All right, who has done this before?" asks Ms Valerie Wong, the workshop's refashioner-cum-instructor.

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