What is Upcycling & Repurposing?

Updated: Mar 18

An introduction to Upcycling & Repurposing, find out what they mean and how they can benefit your product business.



A range of upcycles we've made from shirts.


Upcycling the Definition

Upcycling is the activity of redesigning and transforming a product into something else by using the existing material in creative ways to give new life and usually added value.


How Can Upcycling Benefit Your Business?
  • Gives the ability to rework unsold stock into new product.

  • A great way to trial new product designs before committing to a full new line.

  • Upcycling has a very low impact on the environment.

  • A great resource for waste management.

An example of using off cut's from our making process to create one of a kind throws


Repurposing the Definition

Repurposing is using something for a purpose other than its original intended use. In our case the repurposing comes from the different use of fabric, for repurposed products we can use remnant or off cuts from projects and transform them into new designs and therefore using them in ways they weren’t originally intended for.


How Can Repurposing Benefit Your Business?
  • This can help reduce waste in your business by saving off-cuts and utilising them in other ways.

  • A great way to utilise fabrics that are already in the environment, saving them from landfill.

  • Reduce use and reliance on new resources.

  • An amazing way to create limited edition collections.


Have ideas on upcycles you would like to work on?

Why not book a discovery call with us today and let's start creating more sustainable product.


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