Noor Bchara is a New York based Fashion Designer, sustainability consultant & educator. She is the founder of Upcycle Design School where she offers on-demand video classes specializing in the scalability of upcycling and repurposing.
She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and Polimoda in Florence, Italy.
Noor got her start in Fashion by interning at Marc Jacobs and has since designed for Zac Posen, TAHARI ASL, Ellen Tracy and Kate Spade.
She founded NOORISM in 2015 after being disheartened by the volume of poorly-made, practically disposable clothes produced by the Fashion industry every year. NOORISM is a Brooklyn based women’s wear brand that produces clothing and accessories using repurposed jeans, all made in New York.
She is a former Venture Fellow at the Brooklyn Fashion Design Accelerator, a Pratt initiative as well as an adjunct professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology.
Noor is also an Alumni of the Arts Envoy Program where she travels through the US Embassy and teaches about upcycling in other countries. She is a frequent guest lecturer at fashion industry events as well as at major art and fashion colleges around the world.
Her mission is to inspire and educate people on upcycling and repurposed design and how to do it on a bigger scale.