Fabric initiative

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Thanks to the generosity of your donations of fabric waste we have been able to set up and run a number of community based projects where together we are making a huge difference to the lives of our fellow South Africans.

Waste fabrics are donated to Upcycle as your commitment as a valuable partner in the green community and is creating awareness that you and your brand are helping save lives.

We identify with the philosophy of waste being a valuable commodity, if looked at with the eyes of an upcycler, any waste can actually make a very healthy wage for people that previously have had nothing and had to start with nothing.

It’s the little things in life that are making the biggest difference and when you realise just a bunch of fabric offcuts have become a durable well put together shopping bag or toy for a child, you see the value in uplifting people while saving the planet.

We would like to invite you to take a look at our shopping cart, where you can see your waste transformed into livelihoods.

facebook comment 2 October 2015

If you don't believe in Angels, then you haven't met Winnie McHenry. Winnie and I crossed paths when I was looking to donate my bags of fabric offcuts, to an organisation, to avoid them ending up in a landfill. It's not easy controlling my carbon footprint in my industry, and the amount of bags we generate is particularly worrying. 

Winnie is the owner of an amazing initiative called Upcycle Winnie. She will take your trash, teach skills to people, and they will turn your trash into something amazing, like these gorgeous Teddy Bears, made out of Hayley Joy offcuts.
I am so flattered to be a part of this upliftment chain. Working with Winnie, has taught HJ so much about the 'bigger picture'.
I have taken delivery of my first range of Teddies. They are for sale at R150, and all proceeds will go back to Winnie and the community who are so lovingly producing the Bears.
Empowering families via our fabric offcuts, is something I'm extremely proud of. It's an important part of my entrepreneurial dream.
Winnie - winnie@upcycle.co.za

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