Upcycle and Recycle with Hipcycle
Upcycling is recycling an unused or unwanted product and turning it into something useful. Sometimes a upcycle item can be an amzing work of art. So if you want to help save the planet, then upcycled products are the way to go.
Update for Upcyclers
For a gift guide or for your home, here are a few great items that are hot sellers right now:
- Drain Pipe Wine Rack
- Bike & Rubber Wall Clock
- Wine Bottle Cheese Platter
- Woven Metal Napkin Rings
- Small Folding Chopstick Basket
A Few Books for Amazing Ideas
This company is getting raves in the news, from the New York Times to Mother Earth and the Examiner for their Eco friendly products. Hipcycle is an innovative company that features upcycle products such as furniture, Eco clothing and accessories, grey goose glasses, “green” housewares and garden items.
Their sustainable line of “green” products are Eco friendly, distinctive, useful as well as reasonably priced. Hipcycle has taken items that are typically thrown away and produced some of the most amazing designs. The newest fad is that you aren’t truly green unless you upcycle.
Green Upcycle Causes
In April 2012, Hipcyle partnered with FunkyJunk to launch the US Distribution of Cambodian Upcycled Fair Trade Goods. The project is raising funds through indigo.com to 20,000 to expand the FunkyJunk Center in Cambodia and for a new eCommerce website. FunkyJunk is a pioneering company that makes useful, stunning and durable items from used plastic bags disposed of in the streets and fields.
Examiner.com: “Hipcycle.com is an entire green shopping experience.”
Babble.com: “The site is filled with affordable and unique green design.”
Boston.com: “This set of juice glasses…made from old Coca Cola bottles look(s) both retro and awesome.”
The New York Times:”Hipcycle hopes to appeal to consumers who would prefer not to sacrifice design or value to be environmentally conscious.”
Mother Earth News: “Hipcycle has a whole slew of fabulous items ranging from a chopstick beer cozy to reclaimed teak nesting tables.
We are on the hunt for beautiful, responsibly made and affordable items here all the time, and finding a new source to tap is always exciting. Hipcycle very much shares our values and our aesthetics.”
Here are just a few upcycled products (Not just from Hipcycle)
If you are looking for ways to recycle there is a great site that some fabulous information.