Mara Chambers (Relovit)

  I see the potential in unwanted fabric, clothing and material, destined for landfill. I look carefully at everything that comes my way: a strip of old ribbon, a pillowcase or a pair of torn, paint splattered overalls. I consider the weight and texture of the material and the features of a particular piece of clothing. I

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UpShop Pops Up for Xmas

We are gradually showing you all the varied things @ UpShop on this website, but there are still so many unique objects and upcycling opportunities hiding behind UpShop’s doors. So, we have decided to host our first popup market – Saturday 3rd December from 10:00am to 4:00pm @ UpShop. 298 Barkly Street, Brunswick. We have

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Planter boxes

Upcycling A Garden

Up North from Upshop, there is a garden that is getting an upcycling makeover. Last month, we created planter boxes from ex-Volvo bins. These bins are very sturdy and versatile with steel hinged sides that can be stacked, which allows for a variety of heights. The planter boxes that we created used two layers, without

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From Engineering to the Kitchen

  Creative upcycling is more than¬†finding objects and giving them a bit of a clean so they look shiny and new. ¬†Our kitchen bench is an upcycled engineering bench that was being thrown out by an Engineering department when its workshop closed. Incorporating this 60 year old bench into the design of the kitchen required

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