Upcycling sustains us in diverse ways and this is why an upcycled creation from Upshop can support a documentary on raw food and marathon running….
Upcycling is not just the process of repurposing materials and objects; it’s a social practice that connects us. In this spirit, UpShop opened its door to the community in 2016, inviting them in for a coffee, a chat and to meet some upcyclers. This event was an opportunity to show the treasures that have been
Upcycling, to me, is not new; it’s not a trend, a fad or something that’s current. It’s a way of life. I have been repurposing and using reclaimed materials wherever possible in furniture, jewelry and building projects for the better part of three decades. Working in the fields of furniture design, manufacturing and education, I
The challenge? Create a fence that is beautiful, low-cost and with reclaimed material. The solution? Upcycle the inner springs from discarded mattresses. Friends, Simon (an accomplished industrial designer) and Naomi May, were all for experimenting and loved the idea. Innovation required that we start from scratch. We worked together, combining our knowledge and expertise in