The world has moved too far on the linear economy principles, with waste from manufacturing either hitting landfills or at best getting recycled to some extent.
Even with recycling, the material loses strength and value with every round of the process. However, with upcycling, the value of the item is increased! Click here to know what is upcycling.
Benefits Of Upcycling
Upcycling is important since it reuses materials instead of throwing them away. Less landfill waste automatically has a positive impact on the environment. While there are environmental benefits to it, there are also social & community benefits to the way we operate.
Upcycling saves materials from landfill
The old pair of jeans, tyre tubes that cannot be used anymore, sarees that need to be disposed of, the empty wine bottles after a nice get-together – all these and more get a new lease of life when they are Upcycled. To see the impact we have had so far, click here
Upcycling ensures minimum use of new resources
We now know that resources are limited and they are getting used up at a rate way higher than what the planet can restore. So why not look at reusing those resources that we have already brought into our consumption cycle and extend their lifetime. Think of the impact we can have on the earth overshoot day by reducing some of our virgin material consumption.
Upcycling Promotes Craftsmanship
Each upcycled item is handcrafted to the finest details, as the input material is never standardized.
Be it fabric upcycling or wood, yarn etc, upcycled Design evolves based on the material we work with. It is a reverse process compared to the usual product design.
Every product is carefully handcrafted by each team member, to bring perfection. When you purchase something at Rimagined, you are supporting the craft and the hard work that these artisans put into upcycling products for you. This is one of the major benefits of upcycling.