May 1, 2012

The AP Team on Etsy asks 'What is Upcycling?'

We love it when we see upcycling in the news! Every article that brings our movement into the spotlight gives us encouragement that we are making a difference and that upcycling is here to stay!

Today the Advertising and Promotion Team on Etsy published an article on their blog announcing a month long recognition of Upcycling and the artists who sell upcycled products on Etsy! They asked their readers, "What is Upcycling?".


In their article they featured several examples of upcycled goods and applauded the history and background of upcycling. They also cited a definitive article from Upcyclers Magazine by the same name~ What is Upcycling? We dedicate one of our blog's pages, Upcycling 101, to many excellent articles about upcycling, to help consumers understand the concept versus the more commonly known term 'recycling'. Like the AP Team said, the practice is not new, but it is becoming more and more recognized, especially in the U.S. We'll be checking out the AP Team's blog all month to see what other upcycled finds they feature!

Now for some news of our own: We've chosen the winner of our Earth Day Giveaway from Terbear Collectibles!

Earth Day Rubber Stamp

Congrats to #12~ Liz!!

Thanks everyone for entering and to Terbear for sponsoring our Earth Day giveaway with such a perfectly themed prize~ we couldn't have asked for anything better! Be sure to check out Terbear Collectibles for all of your custom stamp needs~ you are sure to find what you are looking for and if not~ Terbear will help create it for you!


  1. Funny, I joined the Upcyclers team today and just wrote a blog post last week about this very topic. You can see it here-
    I'd love to know what you think :)
    xox liz

  2. Great information! True that the area is VERY gray between "upcycling" and "recycling", but for me it's not the label that is important, but that there are artists who care enough to create art from what others consider trash.
    Thanks to Upcyclers for a great blog!
    Amy Castle