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Upcycling Industrial Solid Waste to Glorious Items

Industries all around produce large amounts of waste and do not always know how to deal with it, while artists and designers are always on the lookout of sourcing new materials for inspiration. So, what’s the best idea? Bring them together and create something that one could have never imagined. When waste is transformed into art this is called upcycling. While recycling involves transforming materials, upcycling involves taking waste and changing its function. As far as industrial waste is concerned we picture waste tires, tubes, scrap metal, furniture, appliances and vehicles, construction debris and so on. After use, these usually end up in landfills which as a result affects the environment. Therefore, upcycling these wastes would mean avoiding this and conceiving...

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Fire hoses transformed by Elvis and Kresse

Elvis and Kresse fell in love with London's decommissioned fire-hoses back in 2005 through a chance encounter with the London Fire Brigade. Hence took this lifesaving material home determined to breathe new life into it and save it from its otherwise inevitable end in landfill, and vowed to donate 50% of our profits to charity.    For over a decade Elvis and Kresse have been rescuing all of London's retired fire-hose by lovingly handcrafting them into sustainable luxury bags and accessories like belts and cufflinks. Admire them here.  Every year since, they have donated 50% of the profits from the Fire-hose Collection to The Fire Fighters Charity. This heroic material, once used to save lives, gets a second chance to keep giving...

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