We all know the benefits of recycling, but upcycling takes the concept one step further by turning used materials into higher-value objects.
Upcycling old clothes and household fabrics is a fun, low-impact way to turn yesterday's fashions into tomorrow's trends. The textile industry is the second largest polluter of clean water, so repurposing your cloth is also a hearty nod to the environment (and your wallet!).
We asked some of the web's most creative fashion bloggers for DIY projects that anyone can do to upcycle their own closet in a pinch. Here are a few of our favorites.