I really enjoy finding a new purpose for something that would otherwise have gone into the trash and saving it from landfill. In both of shops I 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”
Upcycling 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 upcycle materials because it’s good for your business image and good for the earth around you.
Here are the top ten reasons to use upcycled materials in your handmade business: Go to Handmadeology