Upcycling involves repurposing old or unwanted items and turning them into something more useful, in this case furniture. You can turn your old worn out furniture into shabby chic wonders, just some simple tips can breath a new lease of life into your items.
If you have ever been to a music festival you would have probably noticed the amount of litter and belongings left by festival goers with one of the most popular being the tent itself. WiTHiNTENT use fabric from broken and damaged tents and turning them into items of clothing.
The latest fashion trends may leave you feeling slightly run over. That is because they include clothing made from old rubber tyres. Yes, apparel made from rubber tyres is just one of items making their way from the rubbish tip, to the catwalk and to the high street. Clothing made from old rubber tyres look and feel like those made from more common materials.
Many say that the items are more comfortable than cotton-based coating. For cleaning, a dash of Armor All and you'll be simply dazzling!
Can it be sent to a recycling centre? Excellent. Can it be reused immediately? Even better!
Upcycling is like recyclyling, but instead of sending to the recycle plant you basically restore the item for use again. Our new series looks at projects anyone could do, with this 1 restoring an old stool. Whether it just needs a lick of paint or a reupholster job, you can make an old stool look brand new.
Issue 2 of our upcycling ideas looks at how to save glass jars to create soap dispensers, glass is 100% recyclable without having the loss of quality, so why not use them around the house for creating something quirky.