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Aug 19, 2022

Meet Secondhand Susie - Lover of Thrifted Fashion and Charity Shop Treasure Hunter

Everyone's second hand journey is unique. So it was great to learn more about why preloved fashion means something to Secondhand Susie.

Aug 11, 2022

Meet Katy Galbraith: Mosaic Artist

We absolutely love these mosaics made using recycled materials. Check these out and let them inspire you as we hear from mosaic artist Katy Galbraith.

Aug 1, 2022

Meet Our Very First Green Heart Collective Ambassador, Jo Hutton

We are so grateful when you spread the word about our mission to provide a sustainable alternative to buying new. Just a few days ago, Jo Hutton, founder of Happy Yoga Newcastle, got in touch about becoming our very first Green Heart Collective ambassador. We are really thankful for this kind offer...

Jan 28, 2022

Meet SmoothEdge - Upcycling Bottles Into New Glassware, Jewellery and More

Empty bottles left strewn on beaches and in streets are an all-too-common sight. But a Chichester-based business is taking these waste products and turning them into fantastic glassware. Smooth Edge sells upcycled glasses from gin, vodka and rum bottles, and also stocks a range of recycled jewellery and clothing.

Jan 5, 2022

Meet Kate Stuart, Founder of The Phoenix Green

Creativity can trump waste, and we love seeing the wonderful creations of local upcyclers who come up with something special. Kate Stuart, Founder of The Phoenix Green works with reclaimed, recycled or repurposed materials to produce brilliant designs that are also long-lasting and could be passed down.

Dec 15, 2021

Christmas and New Year Gift Ideas from Local Newcastle Upcyclers

Supporting local sellers is great, but it is even better when you support those makers who turn used or found materials into something truly special. You're helping people and the environment with each gift you choose. We've scoured Newcastle and Gateshead for makers who are offering some brilliant upcycled gifts.

Dec 15, 2021

Meet Scatty Knits - Eco Maker with a Focus on Zero Waste Production

As part of our Christmas and New Year special, we reached out to local Tyneside makers and sellers who are transforming used materials into something special. This edition features Scatty Knits, creator of fantastic recycled hand knitted mittens, beanies as well as dog snoods and coats.

Dec 15, 2021

Meet Deadwood Studio - Earth-Conscious Handmade Home Decor

As part of our Christmas and New Year special, we reached out to local Tyneside makers and sellers who are transforming used materials into something special. This edition features Deadwood Studio, who have a range of stunning upcycled Christmas decorations using driftwood, including some extraordinary Driftwood Stars

Dec 15, 2021

Meet Northern Siren Crafts - Handmade Jewellery and Home Decor

As part of our Christmas and New Year special, we reached out to local Tyneside makers and sellers who are transforming used materials into something special. This edition features Northern Siren Crafts, who has a range of fantastic jewellery and home decor, including some stunning unique upcycled stamp rings.

Nov 19, 2021

Turning Old Umbrellas into Exciting new Jackets and Accessories: Meet R-Coat

Umbrellas are a must have for keeping dry but when they break or reach the end of their life it can be difficult to recycle them due to their many different parts and materials. But R-Coat has come up with a brilliant solution to turn umbrellas into fashion, in the form of jackets and accessories including hats.

Oct 13, 2021

Five Spectacularly Spooky Upcyclers for a Greener Halloween

It is scary how much waste is created during Halloween. Cheap, throwaway Halloween costumes produced the equivalent of 83m plastic bottles in 2019. So it’s great to see these small UK businesses using upcycled or recycled materials to create something spooky this Halloween.

Sep 3, 2021

Meet Moi, Owner of TeXCraftStudio

It is wonderful to see so many small businesses that upcycle denim and other materials into something fantastic. Thi...
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