From Discarded to Desirable

To mark the launch of our wonderful new website we decided to think outside the box…or rather within a skip!

We put out a call out to the talented retailers and our office was soon festooned with upcycled pieces. To be inundated with boxes crammed full of thrifty goodies was like Christmas every day!

Armed with generous donations from our wonderfully talented retailers the Remade team headed off to a recycling centre in Leeds, a perfect setting to mark the beginning of an upcycled adventure!

Big thank you to Nigel Woolford and the team at LSS Skip Hire in Leeds who helped us out with the photo shoot and are currently recycling 95% of the waste that is processed through their recycling centre

With our trusty bespoke Remade in Britain armchair created by Junk Gypsies

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… vibrant re-purposed lamps by Humblesticks and Storm Furniture, Flowers in a Frame by Green Wedding Boutique, Framed Vintage Buttons by The Happy Button (R for Remade!) and the fabulous restored sideboard by Jitka Brimble Furniture

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…an up-cycled engine coffee table by Reestore, with a lamp upcycled from motorbike parts by Greg Drzymalski and mounted photo blocks by Amanda Kingdom Photography …

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… clocks created from bike parts by Velo- Culture

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… wall hangings created from vintage fabrics, buttons and embellishments by Amanda Jayne Handmade Designs and upcycled tea cups created by Cup O’ Candle …

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… repurposed wall hooks by Purepallets, industrial book ends repurposed by Den of Uniquity, a rather marvelous Kilner jar lamp created by Nuvarti and a Hatastic! hat for good measure…

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… comfy, cosy cushion by Hunted and Stuffed …

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… a dress thrifted from vintage ties by Lydia Swann Designs …

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… wall hooks, created from repurposed cutlery by Birch and Hare, Green Wedding Boutique’s flower garlands and hat by Hatastic!photo 11

An extra thank you has to go to two special retailers who joined us for the day, Amanda from Amanda Jayne Handmade Designs and John and Dawn from Purepallets, it was great to have you there!

We had further, fantastic donations by Bough to Beauty and Zingi Zongi. Thanks to all of our retailers for great donations they all look superb!

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The skip was transformed into a treasure trove of upcycled wonder, ready for Donna to celebrate the birth of Remade in Britain! Hooray!

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The Remade team have proved that little bit of imaginative upcycling can convert an empty, dull space into an Aladdin’s cave, full of quirky fun and unique pieces.

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Remade’s founder Donna explains how Remade is striving to provide a platform for British upcyclers and thrifters, as Britain’s only marketplace for the upcycled community we are never less than amazed by the endless possibilities, perfect products and superb retailers.

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With retailers such as Max McMurdo on board, we have full support from truly talented, gifted and simply brilliant makers.

We are so excited to mark the beginning of the journey with you and would love to thank all our retailers and customers alike for your support and encouragement, it means the world to us, so thank you!

Here’s a final image of the Remade team, also set for an upcycled adventure…

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All products featured within these great images are available on our brand new website, so go take a peak and join the upcycling revolution!


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