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 just loses strength and value with every round of process. However, with upcycling, the value of the item is increased!
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
Did you know even if the waste is segregated, only 9% of material gets recycled ?Most of the waste we generate goes to landfills even where is lot of life left in the material.
The old pair of jeans, tyre tubes that cannot be used anymore, sarees that need to be disposed off, the empty wine bottles after a nice get together – al this 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
When the base material for making a product is repurposed material (what is usually termed as ‘Waste’), the need for virgin resources is drastically cut down.
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 its life-time. Think of the impact we can have on the earth overshoot day by reduce some of our virgin material consumption.
Upcycling Promotes Craftsmanship
Each upcycled item is handcrafted to the finest details, as the input material is never standariszed.
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 in the 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.
Upcycling Promotes Livelihoods
Upcycling is a labour intensive process that requires attention to the smallest of details at every step. These products can never be mass produced using machines / equipments unlike the regular off-the shelf products.
There is an army of people spread across the entire supply chain from material collection till the final point of dispatching the finished product to reach you. This is the team you are supporting by making a choice of opting for an upcycled product.
An ethical choice that will go a long way in Sustainable Consumption.
Upcycling Offers Unique Products For Consumers
Whether you’re upcycling things yourself or buying products from other makers, you will always be sure that it is absolutely unique!
Every upcycled item is one of a kind and has a beautiful history behind it – making it a great addition to your home!