Lynn Haughton founder of The Upcycle Movement will talk about using handcraft skills to reuse/remake old and shabby articles into something beautiful to love and keep; preserving traditional skills for the future.
Upcycling may be a relatively new term but it is not a new concept - it simply got lost in modern day consumerism, convenience & society's throw away mindset. To upcycle something is simply to re-purpose something that would otherwise be considered waste & to 'up' its value and quality by doing so. The difference between upcycling and recycling is that when you recycle something - generally the components are broken down and the result is an item of lesser quality eg: recycled paper....I have been living, breathing and dreaming about The Upcycle Movement organisation and the opportunities that I hope it will create - the doors it may open, the waste solutions, and the ideas & designs it may inspire.
We are proud to announce that this event is an official Heritage Week activity . Please check out the Heritage Week page for many more events and activities.
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