Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Giveaway: Retrash - a new book about upcycling and sustainable living


Celebrate Earth Month by supporting Retrash — a new book about upcycling, recycling, and living a sustainable lifestyle.

Nathan Divine, founder of the website Retrash, is a kindred spirit. I can't remember how I found his site, but I remember the thrill!  Nathan has spent the last 3 years gathering inspired projects by amazing artists. And, in turn, inspiring people to rethink the way they look at trash. Now he's put all of his findings in a coffee table book by the same name (Retrash). The book features the work and ideas 82 designers in 20 countries, including Australia, USA, Germany, Spain, UK, Canada, Israel, France, Romania, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, Netherlands, India, Portugal, New Zealand, Italy, Argentina, Belgium and Hong Kong.

I've had the opportunity to see some of the projects ...  and I've created a little sneak peak below of the some of the amazing refashions and upcycled jewelry ideas. To coincide with Earth Day, Nathan launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to print the book (on 100% recycled paper, of course). Just two days into the campaign, it's about 60% funded. How cool is that?


Here's a sneak peek of a few of the projects you’ll find inside the book...

Above: Jewelry created by Patrizia Iacino, Lynda Slade and Liz Jones. And amazing purses by Jeff McCann.

Below: Jewelry by Liz Hamman and Cynthia Del Guidice and upcycled fashion by Lanni Lantto.


In the Retrash Kickstarter video, Nathan explains, “Retrash tells a story about human ingenuity, creativity, and imagination, which is something we all have within us.” Support their story and let their story be heard by others by donating to the Kickstarter campaign and spreading the word about Retrash!

Nathan has graciously offered to give away 5 digital copies of the Retrash book to my readers once it is published! 

Giveaway details:  Giveaway opens Friday, 4/25 and ends Fri, 5/2 at midnight. FIVE WINNERS announced Monday 5/5. It's easy to score multiple entries and increase your chances of winning - see below for details... (Open worldwide, 18 and older. If you can't see the Rafflecopter widget, please try a different browser

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