Have you ever heard about upcycling? We regard upcycling as the new, innovative recycling method which will be more and more used in the nearest future. Did you know that you can take garbage and transform it in new and innovative products like the bag in the picture above, for instance?
Upcycling represents the new recycling method through which garbage or waste can be transformed into something new. A team of young people from Upside Down , Romanian based comapany, did just that: they took waste such as tetra-packs, banners, rubber, scrap fabrics and they turned them into new, colorful and unique products.
The idea of upcycling comes from India, where the recycling and using waste to come up with new objects is highly promoted through different projects. Keeping in mind the principle that nothing is wasted, everything is re-used; the young team from Upside Down put their creativity to work and designed colorful and original objects such as book covers, different types of bags, and wallets. After winning the big prize at Social Impact Award 2012, the team created a workshop where they make their products and an online shop from where people can buy their upcycling designed bags and accessories.
One of the most interesting pieces made through upcycling is this amazing hand bang. This is a cool little purse perfect for a night out with the girls. A girlish dream come true, so maybe boys will feel inspired as Santa is coming soon. The hand bag is entirely made out of banner and the inside of the bag is made of scrap fabric.
Another original upcycling product is this colorful messenger bag appropriate for both him and her. This bag is also made of banner and scrap material. It’s perfect for students and it also features a special space for holding your telephone and pencils.
The upcycling wallet is trendy and looks like a nice gift for Christmas. This piece is also made of banner and textile material.
What do you think about these upcycling innovative products? Would you buy such a colorful, unique piece for you or your friend?