Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Showing posts with label upcycled plastic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label upcycled plastic. Show all posts

Clearwaters giveaway: Slippers that fight plastic pollution


Meet the world's first slipper that's helping to fight plastic pollution


Fab folk - I'm thrilled to introduce you to Sam Wright and his brainchild, Clearwaters! Clearwaters is a new, environmentally friendly footwear brand designed and developed in the United Kingdom. The brand's first product offering is a minimalist, high-quality slipper made from recycled plastic bottles. For each pair sold, they have committed 2% of the sale price to their partner Plastic Oceans – whether they're profitable or not!

Sam just launched the Clearwaters Kickstarter and I have a pair of these beautiful slippers to give to one of you fab refabbers. Read on to find out more about them and how to win a pair. The giveaway is open worldwide!

DIY: Melt for these upcycled plastic bags...


If you feel good when you spend $99c on a re-usable tote made from recycled plastic bottles ... you'll feel GREAT when you make these! Fused plastic is durable and easy to make yourself.


Especially if you're currently hiding a shameful, embarrassing number of plastic bags somewhere in your home.  Check out this tutorial from Dana at Made then go upcycle a Target bag or 6.  


Above is a different take on the tutorial - personalized lunch totes care of Made by Lex


Upcycle: PVC pipe wreath ...


pvc pipe wreath


I don't advocate going out to buy plastic piping to make this wreath. But if you see it being thrown out, what a great way to upcycle it! Besides loving how this looks, I also love that it would be versatile from year to year. You could easily change the ornaments, colors etc.

PVC pipe wreath


PVC pipe wreath


I can also see the obvious paper-towel / cardboard tube upcycle option.  Full set of instructions at Today's Nest.