Home » Feature Stories

Feature Stories

Interesting stories from all across the world of upcycling, recycling, and reusing! Check back each week for news, interviews, giveaways, links to interesting sites, and more.

Cool Products, Feature Stories »

Monday, April 25, 2011
Does Your Mom Hug Trees?

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8th. Time to pick out that perfect gift for Mom and have it ready to go by Mother’s Day. Look through our list of upcycled gifts, click on the link, and order your gift today! 1. Remember the Trashy Earrings we featured a while back? They make a great Mother’s Day gift. Your Mom will love them and they help other Mother’s in Honduras by providing them with income. Read our story about them here. Buy them from Trashy Earrings …

Feature Stories »

Friday, April 22, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day and a Blessed Easter to you from Upcycle Magazine! Check out the expansive collection of upcycled wallets, clutches, card cases and more at Poketo. In Japan, manufacturers are selling little gardening kits made from reused bottle tops. Certainly takes the phrase “my cute little garden” to a new level. Here is a fun place to visit. Thred Up! is an online marketplace where Mom’s can swap gently used children’s toys and clothes.There tag line: “Clothes don’t grow. Kids do.” Look here at …

Cool Products, Feature Stories »

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Etsy Feature: Upcycled T-shirt Dresses

What does a former forensic scientist do when she stops dismantling meth labs to raise her four children and take care of her family? She starts dismantling T-shirts to create adorable dresses for little girls! As a child, Carrie Poniewaz’s mother gave her some good advice: “learn to type and learn to sew then you will always have a job and you will always have something to wear.” While her love of sewing and creating started at a young age growing up with a family of creative women, …

Feature Stories »

Friday, April 15, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up: April 15, 2011

Extreme Upcycling? Head over to Green Thing to read their article: Unusual, Odd And Wonderful Upcycled Fashion. Honestly, I don’t know what to say about some of these ideas. They literally left me speechless. The article and pictures are worth a click. If, for no other reason, than pure entertainment. This cute bag is made from an upcycled burlap bag that once held coffee. I love coffe and burlap so this purse is a favorite! Check out 5th Season’s entire line of upcycled burlap items! Head over to …

Feature Stories »

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It is no suprise that we are a big fan of Etsy here at Upcycle Magazine. So, I am happy to share with you the 2nd Annual Earth Day Auction being sponsored by Team EcoEtsy. There is still time to be a part of this great event. The auction lasts for two more weeks. The items are donated by their members and all proceeds are donated to Habitat for Humanity in Japan to help rebuild and to aid Japanese earthquake survivors. So you can bid on beautiful …