68 Pound Challenge

The 68 pound challenge is an awesome part of the Vancouver Eco Fashion Week. 68 pounds is the amount of clothing and textiles the average North American throws away every year! This season designer Carlie Wong took up the challenge, creating a full designer collection using upcycled clothing from Value Village.

68 pound challenge

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Pallet Coffee Table

Happy Earth Day Upcyclers! Today we are going to rock out a pallet coffee table. We love pallet furniture and this upcycled coffee table is super easy to make. We think the hairpin legs give it an awesome modern look! Read on to find out how to make your own pallet coffee table.

pallet coffee table

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Plastic Bottle Art

Czech artist Veronika Richterová creates incredible plastic bottle art. Veronika heats, cuts, torches and assembles PET plastic bottles to make awesome sculptures. Inspired by nature, her artwork includes sculptures of cacti, flowers and animals.

plastic bottle art

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Pallet Patio

Every now and then we see something that makes our jaws drop. This pallet patio is absolutely incredible! Inspired by island-living, this pallet patio is a renter’s remodel dream! Without drilling into, or painting existing walls, this pallet patio upcycle completely transforms an outdoor space. Read on for the awesome details.

pallet patio

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Reclaimed Wood Furniture

We love reclaimed wood furniture! The possibilities are endless and the results can be incredibly beautiful. We are particularly impressed by the awesome jigsaw-style of Nick Lopez’s reclaimed redwood furniture. Working exclusively with salvaged wood, Nick transforms scrap wood into gorgeous, functional furniture.

reclaimed wood furniture

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Wine Farm Upcycles

We love wine-related upcycling. Just think about all the potential to upcycle on a wine farm! We were invited to explore the beautiful Creation wine estate to check out all their wine farm upcycles. Creation is a gorgeous vineyard in South Africa’s Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. There we met with co-owners Carolyn and Jean-Claude Martin to chat about upcycling on their wine farm.

wine farm upcycles

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Upcycled Dress Shirt

This upcycled dress shirt is an awesome project! We love the design of the top, and the fact that it’s made from an old men’s dress shirt and tie. It seems like every household has a few dress shirts and ties laying around waiting to be reused. You can even create this project without a sewing machine! Read on for the full tutorial.

upcycled dress shirt

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