Noor Bchara has an in-depth knowledge of the fashion industry and how to integrate Upcycle Design initiatives into any size brand or business. She works with established designers, new start-ups and corporate clients to provide them with a general overview of Upcycle Design manufacturing principles, with particular expertise in textiles and apparel production. Based on your needs, she can advise on specific sourcing requirements or provide a basic understanding of production for apparel and accessory development and production.
Some things Upcycle Design School can help with:
Sourcing Upcycled materials
Life cycle thinking: a general overview or an assessment of your specific product(s)
Setting Upcycled Design goals: inventory your sustainable strategies and how you can scale/add to them by incorporating Upcycled products
Referrals to apparel manufacturers within our database
Understanding how to produce Upcycled products
Hi, I’m Noor Bchara
I'm the founder of NOORISM, a repurposed denim brand where we create new, elevated pieces from second hand jeans. I'm an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where I teach about Upcycling and Repurposed design. My goal as a designer is to keep as many garments out of landfills as possible. My mission is to inspire and educate people on Upcycling and Repurposed design and how to do it on a bigger scale.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
"As a current Visual Arts student, upcycle design school gave me a whole new experience and perspective of the sustainable fashion industry. I am glad to have taken the leap to gain knowledge about this world. Overall, It was also a great space to meet so many amazing people."
Hamda Sultan Ali Ibrahim Almannaee
"Thank you for the opportunity for this amazing course. It was a great course and I really enjoyed this class and the format it was presented in. To be honest, this was my first online class. I am looking forward to staying in touch with new good news regarding my business."
"It was an amazing experience. Definitely an eye opening experience and a very inspiring one."
Mohamad-Issa Khaled Jamal
"An Upcycling design course should become mandatory in all fashion schools and among all designers, as it is our responsibility to grow our businesses in an environmentally conscious matter."
"As a fashion brand founder, creative director and woman entrepreneur, I always find myself stuck between helping my world and environment and creating a fashion brand (as business). I tried hard to use the upcycling concept with a preliminary knowledge about it within my high couture brand. I was always afraid to start my fast fashion line before knowing how shall I save the world from my waste and toxic material; knowing that my passion industry is the 3rd most polluting industry in the world. The upcycling course turned my business vision into reality. It helped me to create a solid ground for my fashion business and to be able to be a sustainable brand helping its own world while creating its own identity. Also, it allowed me to understand what’s behind the upcycling concept in terms of business and operations with maximum optimization and deep development. It was a great experience that helped me finalize my Business close circle. Thank you Noor for helping me reach my vision."
“I studied sustainability, and my startup focuses on cultural and economic sustainability in Egypt. This course had broadened my perspective to start adding new items using my own production scrap”
Salma Tarek Elhady
"The Upcycle Design Masterclass was a great step forward into the world of sustainability and fashion. These classes have enlightened me to become a mindful shopper for the next time I go to purchase my clothes. I have learned that the future of our world lies in the decisions we make today.”
Maryam Tahir Abdulrashid