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Upcycle Design


As circularity becomes more business as usual, sustainable fashion entrepreneurs will want to build brands/products from existing materials. This class will delve into the opportunities and challenges of creating an upcycled brand or incorporating upcycled products.

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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.

About This Class


This class is about the opportunities and challenges of building an upcycled apparel or accessories brand. As the concept of upcycling gains popularity worldwide, instructor Noor Bchara demonstrates how to successfully launch and scale an upcycled apparel or accessories brand, based on her own experience of founding NOORISM, a repurposed denim brand and teaching about Upcycling at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.


This course promises to give you the tools to successfully launch and scale your idea for an upcycled apparel or accessories brand.


Once you sign up, you'll receive:


  • Lifetime access to 4 modules of on-demand video lessons.

  • Access to the Upcycle Design Community private Facebook group where you can interact with current and former students and join our brainstorming sessions.

  • Access to bonus reading materials, worksheets, templates and more...


This content packed class brings together Noor's top 25 lessons including:


  • The definition, terminology and history of upcycling.

  • Where and how to source pcycled materials.

  • How to do production of upcycled products and how to scale it.

  • How to sell and market an upcycled apparel or accessories brand.

Who Is This Class For?

Designers and entrepreneurs who are either working part-time in their business, just starting out, or THINKING about starting an Upcycled business. You love what you do, but you’d like to make a real business out of your creative idea. You may have a day-job, you may or may not have a background in design, but either way this is the building stage for you and you’d like to build your business quickly with the least amount of mistakes and money.


What Your Frustrations Tend To Be...

You’re passionate about upcycling and making a positive impact, and you badly want to create a successful business but right now you need some guidance on how to go about things. It’s hard to know where to start or what to do first. This can create stress and sometimes require you to work very long hours trying to figure out the “best” way to do things.


What You Need Most Right Now...

Your primary focus needs to be on creating your upcycled product and doing some serious planning to get your upcycled business – a viable business – up and running. You need a plan! In order to do this, you need some training on what really works for this industry. You need step by step instructions for producing an upcycled line selling it, and scaling it! Then, it’s all about stating specific goals and creating the focus you need to move your business forward quickly, yet comfortably.


How Long Will The Course Take to Complete?

Upcycle Design Masterclass is a complete online training class that includes 4 Modules each released once a week and can be completed at your own pace.


How Long Do I Have Access To The Course?

You have lifetime access to the course material including any future curriculum updates for no additional cost.

What If I Am Unhappy With The Course?

Hundreds of students have been through this online course and I think you’ll love it. If this training class isn’t amazing for you, I offer a full 30-day guarantee. Just watch the video lessons, fill out the worksheets, send us your work, and tell us why it’s not a fit for you. If you watch the trainings and do the work and still feel it’s not a fit for you, just let us know and you’ll get a full refund. – Noor


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"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


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"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."

Rafif Nasra


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"It was an amazing experience. Definitely an eye opening experience and a very inspiring one." 

Mohamad-Issa Khaled Jamal

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"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." 

Rafah Seoud


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"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."

Rana Yousry


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“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


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