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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.
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.
"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
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.