UPTOTE is my company, I design and make upcycled products for the retail market. Started in 2010, upcycling has been a part of who I am since I was a little girl taking my cable knit socks and cutting them into vests for my dolls. Upcycling takes many forms and hopefully I can share some of my insights with you along the way.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Why should you buy an upcycled product
In our consumer driven society, why should you purchase something that has been recycled. UPTOTE believes that something that is recycled can be as beautiful if not more beautiful the second time around. Not only is upcycling beautiful it helps save our environment by not creating more materials, but by using what has previously been manufactured!
These items were denim jeans and some old curtains, now they are a diaper bag and a pencil tote. Who could ask for a more functional and beautiful item to be added to their repertoire of bags!