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Thai designers elevate cool side of 'trashion'

Upcycling trend forges a more sustainable future for the fashion industry

The ReMaker -- aka Yuttana Anothaisintawee -- at his Bangkok workshop. (Courtesy of Artery)

BANGKOK -- In some ways Wishulada Panthanuvong was born to work with waste. With her parents running a trash separation business, she was inspired to apply scavenger instincts from an early age. Now with a mission to turn trash into treasure, she has taken the concept of recycling to stylish new levels.

"I believe nothing is useless; everyone has the potential to turn waste into a new thing," she says. "I feel very strongly that by fusing the power of creativity with limitless imagination and determined action we can create a more sustainable future."

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