gerund or present participle: upcycling
- reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.: "the opportunity to upcycle trash, or turn it into new products, was vast".
Upcycling has become the trending keyword this past year or so. I was using it whenever it made sense in marketing and website descriptions to help entice more customers to my business. I was buying upcycled products from vendors, but I never produced my own.
I have to admit, whenever I go into clothing stores, especially large ones, I get so overwhelmed with the amount of new clothing. I get upset knowing we do not need all of this. The question I kept asking myself, “What can I do and how can I change my business model to accommodate using discarded materials.
Spenting the last few months knowing a big pivet was coming, I made the decision to create my own upcycled products. To start, I am using Vintage French Linen Tablecloths for my first batch of tops and dresses. I am so excited to see the finished products and show them to all my customers!
Going forward, sourcing for materials will be my primary job. I do love the hunt. Totally fits my personality.
I am extremely happy I am following this new path. Please join me on this adventure!