These shoes are made out of 100% rubbish found on UK shores

“Contemporary footwear spends barely a fraction of its life hugging a foot. For the majority of its life it is rubbish.” Charles Duffy, William Gubbins and Billy Turvey set out to communicate the correlation between consumerism and waste, in specific plastic … Read more

Heimtextil Trends 2014/15 look forward look back

We took the Trend Tour at Heimtextil Messe Frankfurt.  Heimtextil Trends 2014/15 is assembled with UK based trend consultancy firm Franklin Till in lead and with the contribution of many worldwide renowned names in the textile and interior trend sphere. … Read more

Sarah Boyts Yoder for Upcyclista

When we decided to redesign our webpage I knew that I wanted an artist to inspire and influence the graphic design of the page in order to evoke a spirit of authenticity. Sarah Boyts Yoder is a mixed media artist … Read more

Guest Blogger Candice Caldwell on “folkloric” and contemporary Upcycling in South Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa produces about 62 million tonnes of waste annually.While this number falls at the lower end of the global spectrum, in many of Africa’s nations “recycling” has not yet been fully realised. One of the main reasons: competition for … Read more