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


sustainablog's Top Posts from 2012

December 27th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

As we prepare for another year of publication (and the celebration of our 10th anniversay), we're taking a look back at what topics and posts did well during


6 Upcycled Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Backyard

October 29th, 2012 | by Ann Smarty

Decorating for the holidays is a pastime treasured by many, perhaps even most, of us, allowing us to celebrate fun-filled events like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas in unique style both inside the house and out. Outdoor decorating, in particular, presents nearly unlimited possibilities for stylish holiday celebration. Get in the holiday spirit with these six upcycled holiday ideas for your backyard


New Uses for Old Things: 10 Ways to Repurpose Old Items

October 23rd, 2012 | by Guest Author

Our landfills are growing by the second -- but there’s plenty that we can do to help, while also adding some extra functionality or style in our homes! Find decorating inspiration in these five unique ways to reuse items you already have. Mother Nature will be pleased



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