I really enjoy finding a new purpose for something that would otherwise have gone into the trash and saving it from landfill. In all my shops I mostly, reuse, recycle and upcycle materials where I can.
Upcycle: “to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original”
Up-cycling is a term that was born in the mid-1990s and has grown increasingly popular in recent years. It means that you take a product and re-use it in a way that retains or even improves the quality of the item. As someone with a DIY business, it is smart to make the choice to up-cycle materials because it’s good for your business image and good for the earth around you.
Here are the top ten reasons to use up-cycled materials in your handmade business: Go to Handmadeology