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Upcycling & Repurposing

What is Upcycling?

Upcycling is the activity of redesigning an item that would be considered as waste and transforming it into something else by using the existing material in creative ways giving it new life and added value.

Why have we chosen upcycling as one of our principles?

  • Upcycling gives us the ability to turn waste into something valuable

  • We love the creative process to designing upcycled products and the challenges it brings.

  • Upcycling has a very low impact on the environment.

What upcycled products have we produced?

Our Bucket Hats, Scrunchie Handle Bags & Lounge Shirts are all Upcycled from Shirts destined for landfill. 

                        

What is Repurposing?

Repurposing is using something for a purpose other than its original intended use. This can be done by modifying it to fit a new use, or by using the item as is but in a new way e.g. Using a tin as a stationary holder. In our case the repurposing comes from our use of fabric, for repurposed products we use remnant or our own off cuts from other projects, we transform them into new designs and therefore are able to use them in ways they weren’t originally intended for. 

Why have we chosen Repurposing as one of our principles?

  • Helps reduce waste in our own business. 

  • Utilising fabrics that are already in the environment saving them from landfill. 

  • Less use of new resources. 

What repurposing products have we produced? 

Our A/W Homeware collection was made by repurposing remnant fabric to create the signature LannyxStudio colour block designs turning them into cushion covers and cozy throws.