Threadcycle: Transforming Fashion for a Sustainable Future

Threadcycle: Transforming Fashion for a Sustainable Future

In highlighting fashion designers Jann Bungcaras and Marie Estrera, Threadcycle continues its mission to promote sustainability in fashion.

Ayala Center Cebu was abuzz with excitement as Threadcycle, the renowned fashion event that promotes sustainability and circular fashion, kicked off its fifth season last May 19-21, 2023.

Over the years, Threadcycle has become a platform for individuals to sell their pre-loved items, raise funds for beneficiaries, and create awareness about the importance of responsible fashion consumption.

Pixie Dust Creations, the visionary behind Threadcycle, saw the need for a space where people could sell clothes that still held value or were barely used. Back in 2015, online selling platforms were not as relevant as they are today, and Pixie Dust seized the opportunity to create an event that would benefit both sellers and buyers while making a positive impact on society.

Through the years, Threadcycle has garnered immense support from celebrities, personalities, and influencers in Cebu who have eagerly participated by selling their used clothes. This collective effort has provided numerous opportunities to aid various causes and contribute to the betterment of society.

This year, Threadcycle aimed to build upon its past successes and continue its mission of promoting sustainable fashion. The event’s proceeds would be awarded to select garbage collectors in Cebu, providing them with additional means of livelihood and empowering them to create a positive change in their communities.

Jann Christian Bungcaras, renowned for his eco-sustainable and circular fashion designs, is at the forefront of Threadcycle’s mission. Through his eponymous label, Jann Bungcaras, he has captured the attention of the fashion world with his innovative use of reclaimed materials and his unwavering dedication to environmental advocacy. Inspired by nature’s beauty and the urgency to protect it, Jann has redefined what it means to be a fashion designer in the 21st century.

Jann Bungcaras

I believe that fashion has the power to make a positive impact on the world. By repurposing discarded materials and promoting sustainable practices, we can create stunning pieces that not only look fabulous but also contribute to a greener future.

Jann Buncaras

Jann’s exceptional talent has not gone unnoticed. He was the first Filipino designer to participate in DONT WALK UK, a prestigious fashion show that celebrates sustainable fashion. Additionally, Jann broke records at the Redress Design Awards, winning the People’s Choice award and captivating audiences with his unique vision. He also proudly represented the Philippines at San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week, where he clinched the coveted Common Objective Prize.

Another luminary in the Threadcycle universe is Marie Estrera, a rising star in the sustainable fashion realm. Known for her exquisite craftsmanship and dedication to ethical practices, Marie has become a beacon of inspiration for aspiring designers. Her label, Estrera, combines elegance and sustainability effortlessly, creating pieces that reflect her deep appreciation for nature.

Every garment I ceate tells a story. I aim to capture the essence of sustainability in each design, showcasing the beauty of repurposed materials and promoting responsible consumption.

Marie Estrera
Marie Estrera

Marie’s unique approach has garnered attention both locally and internationally. Her collections have graced the runways of renowned fashion events, earning her praise for her impeccable tailoring and eye-catching designs. Marie’s commitment to sustainable fashion has earned her a dedicated following of fashion enthusiasts and advocates for conscious living.

As Threadcycle continues to gain momentum, Jann Christian Bungcaras and Marie Estrera stand as shining examples of how fashion can be a powerful catalyst for change.

Their dedication to sustainability and ability to create breathtaking designs using reclaimed materials have set a new standard in the industry. By showcasing their talents and vision, Threadcycle inspires others to embrace a more eco-friendly approach to fashion, shaping a future where style and sustainability seamlessly intertwine.