We are delighted to introduce Samantha Procter, who makes unique, upcycled hats from unwanted materials. Samantha creates her gorgeous upcycled hats from everyday materials such as linens, blankets and various trims collected over the years. We adore her whimsical designs and dedication to the British Arts and Crafts tradition of hat making.
The chameleon tote is a new Kickstarter project by the sustainable, Canadian design brand Mariclaro. The chameleon tote is upcycled from car seat belts, furniture upholstery and construction tarp all originally destined for the landfill. These totes are lightweight and durable and can be colour-customized to your personal taste. Read on to hear more about this exciting Kickstart project.
It’s always great to see creative new upcycling ideas in the fashion world. These upcycled saris are not only beautiful but also empower female artisans in India as well as Pakistan, Afganistan, Tajikistan, Thailand and Indonesia. The House of Wandering Silk is a budding social enterprise based in India. Today we are excited to launch a giveaway with them for some of their gorgeous pieces made from upcycled saris.
With the Northern Hemisphere going into winter and the Southern Hemisphere going into summer it’s a great time to think about which sweaters you aren’t using anymore. Found something you aren’t wearing? Perfect. This DIY laptop case will put it to use again as a stylish cover for your laptop.
It feels like Halloween would not be complete without Halloween spider decorations. We decided to get super creative with these. Our spiders are made from wine corks and our spider web window displays are crafted from old windows. The hand spun spider webs are supported by loofah mesh! We love the results. Read further to find out how we did it.
With New York Fashion week just over and Halloween around the corner we feel the time is right for a bit of upcycled costume inspiration. This mermaid tail was part of RUBY’s collection for last year’s South African Fashion Week. The collection was entitled: Waste not, want not.
We really do love when brands gets involved with upcycling. That’s why we are so excited to talk about the Domino’s second hand logos project. This is an awesome upcycling campaign from Domino’s Pizza. Here’s what happened: when Domino’s Pizza set out to do a brand refresh, their ad agency questioned what to do with their old signage and store materials. This resulting answer is a project called Second Hand Logos, where 10 artists set out to create artwork utilizing old Domino’s Pizza brand assets.
It’s always handy to have some occasional seating/side table options. Imagine the scenario, you’re hanging around on your hammock and need a place to rest your book or feet. This upcycled ottoman pouffe would be perfect for that. It can be made from any rug and can be stuffed with old pillows and cushions. Read on to find out how to make your own upcycled ottoman pouffe.
If you are looking for a simple and gorgeous spring centerpiece then this milk carton planter is it. This easy and effective planter is the perfect upcycle to spruce up your space. Simply cut an empty milk carton and wrap it in rough linen. Watch how easily this planter comes together.
What are you up to this weekend? Doing anything that would require a one shoulder shirt? If you’ve got nothing to wear and want a little diy inspiration then this is it. No sewing required! It is the weekend after all.