Browsing the "upcycling" Tag

How One Small Business is “Refrying” T-Shirts into “Funner” Upcycled Fashions [Interview]

August 6th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

T-shirts are a comfortable, inexpensive and fun way to tell others about things that interest you. Unfortunately, they also are quickly piling up in America’s landfills, which collect about 12.4 million tons of textile waste each year. Lisa Stout, founder and Chief Upcycling Officer at Refried Tees is working to lessen this outrageously high amount by creating her entire clothing line from reclaimed t-shirts


Art From Scrap: Ptolemy Elrington’s Hubcap Creatures

June 20th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Ptolemy Elrington makes sculptures from scrap material and runaway hubcaps. He lives in the British seaside town of Brighton, and has been crafting his Hubcap Creatures for twelve years. In this time Ptolemy has built a name for himself, and now there is enough demand for his work that he’s able to do it full-time. He is known for his animals, particularly fish, but can make just about anything, and sells to all kinds of people



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