2 Cool #Upcycle Contests! @Vissla + @Surfrider | @1212savers + @JoAnn_Stores

Upcycle Contest

Vissla and Surfrider |Creators & Innovators | Upcycle Contest

2 new contests for the upcycler in all of us!

Vissla and Surfrider have teamed up to offer the Creators & Innovators Upcycle Contest “. From their campaign:

Vissla has once again partnered up with our friends at @surfrider to challenge you to take something that might be considered waste and create something that can be used in the ocean. You must upcycle an old or found object into a functional wave riding craft (i.e. surfboards, handplanes, paipos, fins, alaias, skim boards, boats, etc.) Be creative! All contestants must enter a video or 3-6 photographs showing their project from start to finish via Instagram #CreatorsContest and clearly state your country of residence by September 10, 2017. Winners will be announced at the final event on October 21, 2017.

Rethink Reuse DIY Contest

Rethink Reuse DIY Contest

 

Jo-Ann’s and Savers have aligned forces to bring us “Rethink Reuse DIY Contest” for the month of July. Show off your upcycle project on Instagram with the hashtag #howireuse—(3) talented winners will receive a $500 prize pack.

#StellaMcCartney makes high fashion from #Ocean #plastic! Now this is #Upcycling! @StellaMcCartney ‏

Stella McCartney | Sustainability

Stella McCartney | Sustainability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Via Mashable

Stella McCartney | Fashion for the Oceans

Stella McCartney | Fashion for the Oceans

Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood have been sustainable fashion icons for years. Vivienne had been “beating the drum”  for a more ethical fashion supply chain for year and Stella has been the “bleeding edge” for savvy designers since the 90’s. Stella has teamed up with Adidas + Parley for the Oceans for #upcycled ocean plastic into the most desirable accessories.

Stella + Parley + Adidas

Stella + Parley + Adidas

 

From the article:

Stella McCartney x Parley Falabella Go Backpack

Stella McCartney x Parley Falabella Go Backpack

Parley for the Oceans has developed yarns and fabrics made out of plastic trash — think fishing nets and bottles — as a new kind of material for the fashion industry. McCartney has partnered with Adidas to make shoes using Parley’s materials, too.

“To take something that is destructive and turn it into something that’s sexy and cool, how can that not be luxury?” McCartney told The New York Times.

McCartney’s brand will use the material to replace woven or recycled polyester, according to the paper. The brand’s official site doesn’t say how long the partnership with Parley will last, but according to InStyle, items will debut in July.

 

 

Which #Ikea bag hack is better? @TreeHugger

Ikea bag upcycle hacks

Ikea bag upcycle hacks

@TreeHugger | Melissa Breyer | @MelissaBreyer

This list of #Ikea bag hacks from TreeHugger is sometimes “tongue-in-cheek” and all-around awesome!

It will make you feel artsy, a maker, and much smarter than anyone buying the Balenciaga knock-off for $2,145.00.  Yes, you read that right! Hmmm… 99 cents vs. $2k? Damn right—you’re a genius!

 

Ikea or Balenciaga?

Ikea or Balenciaga? 99 cents vs. $2k

 

 

Earth Day Austin Event Map! Get your Event Map! Whooohooo!

2017 Earth Day Austin Event Map

2017 Earth Day Austin Event Map

EVENT MAP!!! ZOMG ~ this will be fun!

@EarthDayATX is upon us!  Tomorrow @HustonTillotson!

Austin Earth Day is an awesome way to show your appreciation for Mother Earth and Austin! Come on down and have fun!  There is a Kid Zone, Outdoor Activity Zone, Eco Discovery Zone, and an Earth Stage with a stellar lineup!

@EarthDayATX tomorrow! #HustonTillotson | Re-Sourcery will be there! Will you?

2017 Austin Earth Day | Huston-Tillotson College

2017 Austin Earth Day | Huston-Tillotson College

@EarthDayATX is upon us!  Tomorrow @HustonTillotson!

Austin Earth Day is an awesome way to show your appreciation for Mother Earth and Austin! Come on down and have fun!  There is a Kid Zone, Outdoor Activity Zone, Eco Discovery Zone, and an Earth Stage with a stellar lineup!

 

 

Calling All #FixIt Folks in #Austin! Come help out at Earth Day Austin!

2017 Austin Earth Day | Huston-Tillotson College

2017 Austin Earth Day | Huston-Tillotson College

If you would like to volunteer—please go to the Earth Day ATX volunteer page and sign-up! Once you sign-up, the kind folks @EarthDayATX will give details on parking and where to show up.

Are you a #fixer?  A maker of things? A refurbisher? An #upcycler?  Come help us out!  let’s see if we can help #Austinites with their broken items!

Austin Earth Day is coming soon! This year will also be at a new location, Huston-Tillotson College.

#Upcycling made it to @People magazine! What does it Really Mean to “Go Green”?

People Style

People Style

You know you are a #trend when @people magazine picks you up! Ethical, sustainable, upcycled, all methods are part of “going green“. Let’s hope this keeps trending!  Via Sarah Ball.

People Style | Upcycling

People Style | Upcycling

Example of #upcycling:

Honey Rose & K Earrings, $48; honeyrosenk.com

Honey Rose & K earrings

Honey Rose & K Earrings, $48; honeyrosenk.com

 

#Upcycling in #India | #Hipster #Cool #Plastic Repurposing | Up-Fuse

Up-Fuse | Plastic Upcycling into cool, functional accessories

Up-Fuse | Plastic Upcycling into cool, functional accessories

Up-Fuse  is a social enterprise, based in Cairo, that promotes a sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle.

Up-fuse was founded in 2013 by Rania Rafie and Yara Yassin in Berlin, Germany. Both Egyptian product designers are crazy about traveling and sustainability, so they decided to use their passion for design and their aversion of over-consumption to come up with a holistic approach that supports local communities, while raising environmental awareness and decreasing waste; turning challenges into opportunities.

 

Viktor & Rolf | #Upcycling for tripping the light fantastic!

Viktor & Rolf | Taking upcycling to a whole new level

Viktor & Rolf | Upcycling

They had me at #couture & #upcycling! Viktor & Rolf have just made me ecstatic with their stunning upcycled ball gown collection! Taking pieces of old and damaged gowns—they created magic!

From the article:

.. the designers were inspired by Kintsugi, a type of Japanese pottery where broken pieces are repaired and dusted with gold or silver to show that imperfections are valorized. It’s the second chapter of the duo’s recycling saga, since for last season’s show they reimagined pieces from their archives and turned them into recycled glory.

#CoutureCollage is my next big word to promote upcycling!

It also reminds me of this—