Flea Market Flip
I just caught an episode of HGTV’s #FleaMarketFlip featuring the #FIT designers vs. #PennState crafters and it was good! Disclaimer: I was rooting for the FIT designers as I knew their aesthetic would be “on point”.
I really want to do a show where you are not so much buying low and #upcycling—but finding items as #trash and making them useable and/or beautiful again (in a new form, perhaps). Once an item has gone to a #fleamarket—there is a #salvage ethic involved (it is worth something). I want to see the transformation from the side-of-the-road find (#waste) to a $500 sale. Literally worth NOTHING to an elevated piece for your home.
Okay, so it has been a while. It’s not you—it’s me. I would like to hear from folks if they want another Austin Upcycle Challenge this year—please ping me if you or an assembled team is interested. We could even do a #virtualchallenge!
Here are some photos from our first challenge:
Ping me firstname.lastname@example.org or just comment on this site if you want to be included.
Fashion Takes Action
Via #CBCNews Canadian Designers do #slowfashion! #FashionTakesAction pursues greener pastures with #ethical, #sustainable clothes. We need much higher adoption rates. We need to re-engineer our #supplychain and create #cradle2cradle designs. These designers are making the #avantgarde de rigueur!
UK funds upcycling artists
Is it because land use is at a premium? Or do folks in the #UK just “get” upcycling? And, how you have to support the artists that #repair and #reuse to keep stuff out of landfills?
Dunno—but I like it.
Too many choices, pare down, and upcycle!
Want a solution to “too many choices”? Pare down and repair what you love! Recycle what you don’t need and upcycle the articles of clothing that are your favorites. Need a designer or an upcycler? Email us and we can find you one!
I am seeing more and more #Google alerts for #upcycle in my daily feed from #Craigslist and #VarageSale. Makes me heart beat faster to see upcycling become more prominent!
How “meta” is this? Traditional Swedish dress from #Ikea bags— upcycle!
Swedish Traditional dress made from Ikea bags
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