“Circular fashion” is a term that you’re probably going to hear a lot of from now on. As I mentioned in last week’s post, the fashion industry has begun to embrace the upcycling movement. In some ways, we have the pandemic to thank for this. When things got bad, materials couldn’t be shipped, clothing lines became stale and didn’t make the money they were intended to make and designers became more cost-conscious. This started a global fashion trend!

You can now hear the word “sustainability” being parroted on the worldwide stage. …


Deadstock fabric is a term used to describe leftover products. Deadstock is material that hasn’t been worn or sold. They are pieces of old fabric that didn’t even make it into the stores and on the shelves.

There are over a hundred billion garments produced each year, some will never see the inside of a store. The UK has reported that they send 300,000 tons of new clothing to the dump each year. Yes, 300,000 tons!

So who are the fashion industry’s upcycle champs using deadstock to create new pieces of clothing while saving us from adding more pollution to…


Yep, summer is gone, it’s a new school year! Some of you are excited… others, not so much! But hey, there are a few great ways to use some easy DIY upcycle techniques to stay organized! Let’s get creative!

Let’s face it, we are all at the mercy of our machines, right? That means we all have cords laying around for different devices. We also use toilet paper and what better way to get all of those cords organized? I got so tired of the electric spaghetti at my house that I did the same thing! …


Fashion Designers Embrace The Upcycle Movement

The upcycling movement has gripped the world. Countries worldwide have come together to join the upcycling and repurposing era. The fashion industry is no different. They have found a great way to create sustainable fashion lines. It looks like it could become the “new normal” way that clothing is produced. Not only now but in the future as well.

Here it is, the summer of 2021. Miu Miu Has announced that it is launching a completely new upcycled collection. …


It’s summertime! The kids are home and looking for things to keep them busy. Well, look no further. If you are ready to teach your kids about sustainability and repurposing old items or trash into treasure, I have some ideas for you! These are projects for all ages and some require minimal supervision. Let’s get crafty!

Used Plastic Grocery Bags: These can pile up! But what can you do with all of them? Reuse for trash can liners, sure… but the amount just seems to increase! Did you know these can be transformed into jump ropes or used on the…


Upcycling has become a worldwide phenomenon. It is a movement that just keeps gaining momentum. And why shouldn’t it? This is an effort that will help us become more sustainable. Living within our means is an entirely new concept. Not only is it making us accountable for our choices, but it is a lot of fun doing it!

Countries all over the world are participating in upcycling. Businesses are taking on this new approach as to how they manufacture and produce their items, products, and even services. …


Upcycling, or repurposing, is gaining momentum! Sure, you can find hundreds of little stores and shops that carry repurposed items and sell them to tourists. These novelties can be pretty pricey too. But, did you know that there are companies around the world making a successful business out of turning trash into treasure? It’s true!

Who doesn’t love a good handbag? Well, Sea Bags, has found an innovative way to repurpose old unwanted sails into their designer bags and accessories. The material is strong and durable, ideal for capturing wind, and resistant to salty and heavy storms, so perfect for…


This global movement has gained so much ground since it first started. It is an effort for everyone to be a part of the “solution to plastic pollution”. The concept is pretty simple yet has a powerful impact. The goal is not to use any single-use plastic containers during the month of July. Do you think you can do it? Well, there is a challenge if you think you can!

The plastic-free July challenge is just one way to help your environment and participate in a global effort. This challenge has spread across the world and has inspired over 326…


A Positive Mindset for Our Future

By now, we are all aware of just how devastating pollution and trash have been to our environment. With the recycling era, we found out just how much waste could be reduced if everyone did their part. But, now we have entered a new period in our societal advancement. There are so many creative, unique, and awe-inspiring ways to turn our trash into treasure. Let’s explore some today.

Daily Waste = A More Valuable Item?

The truth of the matter is that anything can be reused in some way. You might be thinking, “I…


Recycling was a huge breakthrough for the environment. Over the years it has cut waste down tremendously by reusing certain elements. But, did you know that you can reuse virtually anything? By creatively reusing items around your home you are cutting down a significant amount of waste, more so than merely recycling.

The Trash to Treasure Industry

Some innovative companies have emerged recently, and they are taking the idea of recycling to a whole new level. By learning more about taking our trash and turning it into valuable items that people want to buy, we can follow in the footsteps…

Kelsey Rumburg

As an adventurous farm girl, I am a creator on a mission to build a better economy. I question our idea of trash and look for new ways to use our resources!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store