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We upcycle wetsuits and give them a new lease of life. We spotted a problem and a gap in the system which meant wetsuits were getting dumped when they were retired.

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In this scary time of climate crisis – a shift is starting to happen in society in which we’re re-evaluating how we’ve been operating & learning what we can do to try and fix the hole we’ve literally dug for ourselves. You know – that one that we extract oil from or the other one that we bury and hide our waste in and think it’s ‘gone’ because we can’t see it anymore.

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How I ended up upcycling wetsuits

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"We work with left-over materials and “left out people” to make our products. We don’t want to add to the garbage pile, but make it smaller with every product we make" - Carlijn Bartels, Ressies Redesign 

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Upcycling. It's commonly confused with recycling - but it is not the same thing. And it is perhaps, often misunderstood. It can be a key contributor to making the world function in a more sustainable way. So, I thought I'd answer the top three questions that I get asked - almost on the daily - in order to break down what exactly it is and to highlight why it matters so much.

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