Author: lj

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In Memory of the Machines

In March, 2017, Ray, the owner of Excell Press, officially retired after fifty years. Keen to talk, we stepped inside his small Brunswick factory just down the road from Upshop, just as a storm began and the deafening sound of the rain on the roof made it impossible to hear. But that didn’t seem to

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Enter Neighbour: Creating Friends

Upcycling can provide new life to unwanted materials – and spark new friendships. In 2016, UpShop started working with Kestrel, a chef who has spent many years working in hatted restaurants, including Sofitel, Matteos, Garden State Hotel, and Tansy, on transforming his little cafe in Camberwell,  Enter Neighbour, into a place he could call his

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What is Waste?

At our second UpShop market, you could have exchanged a nut (as in nuts and bolts!) for a flat white, seen some more of the materials stored in the workshop as well as an array of strange things and curious objects rescued from landfill. And you would have met Cath who runs Wozwaste.  Cath works with

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