There is a big debates inside of fashion world about who creates fashion or from where it is coming. There are some theories up-to-down and down-to-up, basically one talks about the star designers marks the way fashion moves and other people talks about the influence of people as urban tribus (punk,…), bloggers right now, and so on.
One thing is clear is that people that work in this sector is everyday seeing things that influence them; could be a song, a flower, a color, one smell or a trendy cup of coffee.
All this introduction is to talk about La Recyclerie in Paris (France). Newly installed in a long-abandoned metro station, La Recyclerie promotes three fundamental principles: reduce, reuse and recycle. A convivial restaurant and a creative hub, it favours collaborative initiatives through workshops and classes, organises flea markets and car boot sales, and hosts talks on how to consume more responsibly. One can thus learn how to repair broken objects, update clothes with a few stitches or natural dyes, or cook healthy food whatever the budget.
If you are in Paris, don’t lose the opportunity to go.