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Happy #NationalUpcyclingWeek

Thursday 8 June 2017, by
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National Upcycling Day 2016 was a Gumtree initiative aimed to inspire the British public to tap into their creative juices, do away with standard flat pack furniture and find unique treasures in need of a new lease of life.

For those who are new to the world of upcycling – upcycling is a creative process where items we would usually condemn to waste are looked at as a resource. Materials are reused in a clever new way, giving them a second lease of life and function. It’s becoming more and more popular, as it is a great way to reuse materials and reduce our footprint.

Due to the success of last year’s National Upcycling Day, this year we want to make the event bigger and better, introducing…

National Upcycling Week 2017.

Our National Upcycling Week 2017 will be held from the 24th of June to the 1st of July and we’ve got some great things planned for you… 

We’re very excited to be sponsoring workshops all around the country, inspiring and helping new as well as established upcyclers. We also have some amazing bloggers on board who are sharing some of their creative ideas for National Upcycling Week. And if you’re in need of even more inspirational sources, we collected our favourite blogs featuring tips and suggestions for you on how items can be more functional and/or beautiful. 

And you can get involved too…

If you’ve upcycled an item you’re proud of you’ll have the chance to win a weekend in Vienna at a unique eco-friendly and upcycled hotel…

Whether you’re just curious about upcycling or have produced volumes of upcycled masterpieces, our blog is the source of all upcycling wisdom.

Make sure you tag your upcycling projects with #NationalUpcyclingWeek so that we can see your handy work along the way.

Have a great upcycling week!

The Gumtree Team


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