Coach has gone back to their roots by introducing a heritage collection of upcycled baseball wallets. In 1946 Coach was inspired by baseball gloves to make soft-wearing leather wallets and billfolds. This latest collection is a tribute to Miles Cahn, the man who pioneered this process for Coach. As a result of this success, the company also began to make women’s handbags, for which they are now renowned.
Vancouver is taking upcycling to the main stage with the Ultimate Upcycling Challenge at this year’s Home + Design Show. Five of British Columbia’s top design and decor bloggers have been challenged to upcycle an item from Habitat for Humanity’s Restore.
Robson street in Vancouver BC has a wicked new upcycled art installation. It’s called Pop Rocks and it’s made of giant pillows. During the summer months the 800 block of Robson is closed off to street traffic. From August 15 until 3 September pedestrians will be able to lounge in style.
The Industri[us] Festival of Upcycling will be kicking off this weekend in Canning Town at London’s Royal Docks. It’s no coincidence that the festival launches at the same time as the Olympics, Industri[us] is a Meanwhile London competition winner. But wait, there’s more!
Cutting a glass bottle for your upcycle projects can get tricky. Until now. A clever Canadian by the name of Patrick Lehoux decided to create his very own bottle cutter that makes the tough task a simple one.
Gap and Threadless have teamed up for a new series called T.I.Y. It’s a spin on DIY with funky tutorials showing how to transform your old t-shirts. Tutorials include sandals, beach bags, hanging art, and the latest, throw pillows.
‘Bring Me Back’ was recently launched by popular sportswear brand PUMA and aims at upcycling unwanted items to create new products. But wait, there’s more!