UPcycled collection made of leftovers

by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-20 16:29:30 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Companies have lot's of leftover materials from either their production processes or unsold final products. Droog uses this to make small series

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UP Cups

Initiated by Droog, UP is an investigative economic model that aims to increase the value of dead stock through re-design. An alternative to recycling and disposal, UP treats leftover goods as raw material for creative re-interpretation in order to bring leftovers back into circulation.

A line of products was made from leftover stock from collaborating companies, first unveiled at the UP conference.
Examples are the blinds and carpets they make from printed fabric from Vlisco, the biggest supplier of african prints. Or the white coffee cups and saucers from Wegter, a retailer, which they printed.

Droog plans to work together with many more companies and so expand the collection. So if you have interesting leftovers please get in contact with Droog.

Product: divers
Designer: divers
Manufacturer: Droog
Category: Leftover, waste
Websites: up.droog.com/products/


blinds from Vlisco material
UP Cups
blinds from Vlisco material
by Droog

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