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Definition: Add value to materials through reinvention or repurpose. In fashion, the beginning material isn't necessarily useless, but is seen as unappealing or ordinary.

Downcycling, the other half of the recycling process, is the more widely known creation of lower-quality products from waste materials.

Examples:
A plain, oversized t-shirt converted into a fitted dress with a decorative appliqué.
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