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  • Upcycle South Africa Alphabet Blocks from reclaimed waste wood blue set

    Upcycle Alphabet Blocks from Reclaimed Wood

    R220.00

    A fun and tactile aid for learning the alphabet, these make a great upcycled gift for kids. These are made from recovered super wood.

    It comes in white and blue variations, in sets of 27 blocks, with a draw-string pouch to store the blocks.

  • Upcycle South Africa Memory Blocks Game from reclaimed waste wood pink

    Upcycle Memory Blocks Game from Reclaimed Wood

    R220.00

    A memory game made from recovered super wood, hand painted with cute patterns. It is a good way to stimulate young minds, and encourage recalling prior information that will soon be withdrawn.

    How to play: Place all the blocks face down on a flat surface. Each player gets a turn to flip two blocks face up at a time. Find and match the pairs. Whoever collects the most pairs wins.

    It comes in white and pink variations, in sets of 16 blocks, with a draw-string pouch to store the blocks.

  • Upcycle South Africa Pencil bags from reclaimed chip packets

    Upcycle Stationary Bag from Reclaimed Snack Wrappers

    R50.00

    A funky conversation starter stationary bag, with sustainability in mind! It is made of non-recyclable single-use snack wrappers, such as chip packets, chocolate wrappers, and other snack packaging.

    This type of packaging is a very big environmental problem – because it is so prevalent, in such wide scale use, and neither recyclable nor biodegradable, thereby accumulating in dumps, streets, fields, rivers, beaches and the oceans. Reusing it for the sake of keeping it out of landfill and out of the natural environment is currently the best way to deal with this waste. By making useful, practical and durable items with it, it also saves resources that would otherwise have gone into making new materials for pencil bags.

    Note the colours and prints are random.

  • Upcycle South Africa Pencil bags from reclaimed plastic bags

    Upcycle Stationary Bag from Reclaimed Waste Plastic

    R50.00

    A funky conversation starter stationary bag, with sustainability in mind… here we are! It is made of non-recyclable plastic bags, such as those used by courier flyers, thereby keeping it out of the natural environment and landfill, and saving resources that would otherwise have gone into making new fabric for pencil bags. The pencil bag is waterproof with a zipper. Simply wipe down with soapy damp cloth to clean. It is strong, of high-quality workmanship and made to last. Reuse, reuse, reuse… that’s the name of the game!

    Note the colours are random – please fill in the order notes if you want a specific colour / style and we’ll try to match it, otherwise we’ll surprise you!

  • Upcycle South Africa Pencil bags from reclaimed billboard canvas

    Upcycle Pencil Bag from Reclaimed Billboard Vinyl

    R60.00

    A statement-piece in the form of a pencil bag – that’s what these are! With the typical whimsical character of reclaimed waste billboard prints, these bags stand out from the crowd both in terms of looks and sustainability. The pencil bag is waterproof with a zipper. Being made from billboard canvas, it is UV stable, extremely strong and made to last.

    Note the colours are random – please fill in the order notes if you want a specific colour / style and we’ll try to match it, otherwise we’ll surprise you!

  • Upcycle South Africa Newspaper Toilet Roll Crackers with handmade gifts inside

    Festive Crackers from Upcycled Materials with Poppers and Hand-Made Gifts Inside

    R35.00

    Whether it’s for Christmas, a year-end function or a birthday – Crackers just add that unbeatable element of fun and surprise!

    And the creative Upcycle team has stepped up the standards for fun and earth-friendly crackers – they make these crackers by hand, from reused newspapers and toilet rolls, and fill them lovely and useful small hand-made gifts. These little gifts will not only be desired for their utilitarian worth and durable quality, but will be appreciated for their creative reuse of waste materials and spark conversation and admiration for their beauty.

    Have a sneak peek what to expect inside – but there are loads more, as the Upcycle team is constantly innovating and bringing new ideas to life…. Always bound to surprise and delight!

    Note the colours and gifts are random. Large orders (20+) have a lead time of 2 – 5 days above the usual delivery times.

  • Upcycle South Africa Billboard banner Blanket Storage Bag (4)

    Upcycle Waterproof Blanket Storage Bag from Reclaimed Billboard Canvas

    R150.00

    The perfect summer storage solution to keep your winter blankets dust-free and free of moths (without resorting to chemically laden moth balls!) These bags are made from waste billboard canvas, that would otherwise have gone to landfill after the advertisements end. Instead, they make for funky prints on these bags, that when filled with a thick fluffy blanket, could double as a seating cushion or poof. It is strong and durable, and can also be used to store a variety of other items (such as out-of-season clothes, electronics, toys and more!)

    Note the colours are random – please fill in the order notes if you want a specific colour / style and we’ll try to match it, otherwise we’ll surprise you!

  • Upcycle South Africa Reclaimed Beer Bottle Glass Tumblers (2)

    Upcycle Tumblers from Reclaimed Beer and Cider Bottles

    R60.00R260.00

    Trendy and atmospheric – that’s what these funky, earth-friendly glasses are! They are made from waste booze bottles, hand-cut, meticulously sanded down to a smooth, safe edge and polished to perfection. Where possible, the labels are kept in tact to lend that whimsical element of fun. Reusing glass in this way ensures that both energy and resources are saved in the making of drinking glasses, while being a conversation starter in any setting!

    Please note the colours, labels and motives are random, being made from reclaimed waste there is little standardisation and each item is unique. Specify in the order notes if you want a specific look and we’ll see what we can do. We do try to match glasses in the same order.

  • Upcycle South Africa Reclaimed Wine Bottle Sandblasted Glass Tumblers

    Upcycle Sandblasted Tumblers from Reclaimed Wine Bottles

    R60.00R220.00

    These glasses from upcycled waste wine bottles lend a playful, pretty touch to any occasion – whether it’s a stay-cation, cocktail party, Sunday lunch or just your everyday dose of the elixir of life (good ol’ H20!) They are meticulously cut and sanded down to a smooth edge, ensuring you’ll not be harmed, and sandblasted by hand to achieve this lovely funky look.

    Please note the colours, labels and motives are random, being made from reclaimed waste there is little standardisation and each item is unique. Specify in the order notes if you want a specific look and we’ll see what we can do. Please allow 5 additional days to the usual delivery times, as they are made to order.

  • Upcycle South Africa Shoe Storage Bag from reclaimed billboard canvas (2)

    Upcycle Waterproof Shoe Travel Bag from Reclaimed Billboard Canvas

    R80.00

    You know those times you need to pack shoes in your luggage, but you don’t want to get everything full of shoe-grime? Yep, you need a shoe travel bag, to keep the shoe-stink inside, and the clean-stuff outside! A practical and stylish way to travel, as well as a creative way to keep non-recyclable billboards out of the landfill – this is the one luggage accessory you didn’t know you needed! Until now… don’t say we didn’t tell you!

    Note the colours are random – please fill in the order notes if you want a specific colour / style and we’ll try to match it, otherwise we’ll surprise you!

  • Upcycle South Africa Car travel trash bin from reclaimed waste fabric

    Upcycle Car Travel Trash Bin from Waste Fabric

    R70.00

    These trash bin bags are great way to keep the inside of your car neat and clean! Give all those till slips, chip packets, garage pie wrappers and all sorts of unmentionable rubbish a place, until you can empty it out, without littering your car, or worse, the environment! Keep it lean and keep it clean, is what we always say!

    It is made from waste fabric such as discarded fabric sample books and factory off-cuts. Being made from fabric, it is easily washable by hand or in the machine, alongside regular laundry. It is sturdy and made to last!

    Note the colours are random – please fill in the order notes if you want a specific colour / style and we’ll try to match it, otherwise we’ll surprise you!

  • Upcycle South Africa Shweshwe cotton small Upcycle South Africa Shweshwe cotton keyring with zip pouch and clipkeyring with zip pouch and clip

    Upcycle Shweshwe Zipper Pouch Keyring from Reclaimed Waste Fabric

    R25.00

    A funky and super useful keyring, with a South African sustainable twist! The zipper pouch is great for storing change, chronic meds, jewellery, lip balm, etc. It is especially usefule for keeping folded reusable shopper bags within easy reach – so you’ll never forget your shopper tote at home again! It comes with a handy swivel clip hook, so you can attach it to a batch of keys, your handbag, or your belt hoops.

    It is made from waste shweshwe fabric diverted from landfill – either from fabric sample books or factory waste off-cuts. So you are not only saving waste from going to landfill, but you are also reducing the need for new virgin fabrics to make similar items. As good as it gets!

    Note the colours are random – please fill in the order notes if you want a specific colour / style and we’ll try to match it, otherwise we’ll surprise you!

  • Upcycle South Africa Shweshwe cotton shopper bag tote from reclaimed waste fabric (2)

    Upcycle Shweshwe Shopper Bag from Factory Off-Cut Fabric

    R45.00

    A South African iconic fabric, with a sustainable twist diverted from landfill, a creative local team dedicated to low-impact living, and a utilitarian appeal to reduce single-use plastic shopping bags – what do you get when you combine all these factors? A stunning, affordable and earth-friendly shopping tote, that looks so good, it could double as a beach bag! The shweshwe and unbleached cotton duo is light yet strong, it folds easily so it’s easy to carry around, and it is machine washable (an important factor, when considering a reusable bag!)

    Note the colours are random – please fill in the order notes if you want a specific colour / style and we’ll try to match it, otherwise we’ll surprise you!

  • Upcycle South Africa Dog Food Bag Apron

    Upcycle “Braai Dog” Apron from Reclaimed Dog Food Bags

    R80.00

    If you’re looking for a large, tough protective apron, whether you’re the braai master, the master chef or the handy fixer around the home, this is the one for you! Be the Alpha Dog with this funky and creative use for waste dog food bags!

    Whoever said sustainable must be boring? No ways, not with one of these fun aprons! By sporting an apron like this, you are expressing your individuality as well as taking a stand for the planet, supporting local jobs in the circular economy, keeping non-recyclable waste out of landfill, and reducing the need for new resources to make similar items. Plus it is super easy to clean – just wipe down and viola! Score – big time!

  • Upcycle South Africa Reclaimed Billboard Canvas Apron (2)

    Upcycle Whimsical Apron from Reclaimed Billboard Banner

    R150.00

    The environmental impacts of disposable face masks are a good incentive to style-up your lockdown look with these reusable, washable, breathable triple layer cloth masks. The Upcycle team goes even further to reduce the impact of face masks: It’s made from fabric off-cuts to high quality, with a triple cloth layer to keep you safe while allowing you to breathe. The strings tie behind your head, allowing you to adjust it as fits.

    Note the colours and motives are random – if you want a specific look, leave a comment in the order notes and we’ll try to match it, but no promises. Otherwise, we’ll pick something special for you based on what is available.