Here at Buy Upcycled we are passionate about Upcycling and reducing waste. If it’s re-used, repurposed, refurbished, recycled or upcycled then you’ll find it on Buy Upcycled.
The website is a creative marketplace that has upcycled products for sale from a community of designers and craftspeople. It allows shops and individuals to sell directly on the site and everything you find will have been lovingly upcycled and truly unique.
It’s local, not global
Don’t Buy New, Buy Upcycled
Upcycling is massively growing in popularity and is a really important way to help reduce the millions of tonnes of waste thrown away each year. You don’t need to buy new products when there is an alternative. And it’s an AMAZING alternative too. Upcycled products not only help to reduce waste, they are also often made from top quality materials, unlike a lot of modern manufactured items. A skilled craftsperson has then taken the time to bring this item back to life and make a truly unique product that you’d be hard pressed to find on the high street.
It’s local, not global
Here at Buy Upcycled we want to encourage people to shop locally and for Upcycling Designers and entrepreneurs to create a local and loyal network of buyers. The days of mass produced, globally distributed cheap products need not be the only way. If people can start to support their local businesses it will reinvest money back into their community and help to reduce the carbon emissions from vast delivery distances. Buy Upcycled is here to help promote local businesses and individuals to get their products seen and we hope you will support them.
Britain alone produces over 200m tonnes of waste each year (DEFRA, Dec 2017), which is a scarily large amount. Recycling rates are improving but way way too much ends up in landfill. Thankfully more and more homeowners are turning to refurbishing old furniture as way to reduce waste. It’s not only environmentally friendly, it’s a great way to find unique one-off items rather than mass produced products.
As well as all the the amazing Upcycled products on our website, you can also find all sorts of interesting guest blogs and articles. You can join groups or forums to discuss ideas and share your project. We want to create a community of like minded people to really drive forward the Upcycling movement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are payments secure?
Yes all payments are processed through Paypal. PayPal uses SSL technology to keep your information safe. In addition, when you send a payment using PayPal, the recipient won’t receive sensitive financial information like your credit card or bank account number. This way, you don’t have to worry about paying people you don’t know.
How do I find out more about a product?
You can contact the seller direct from the product page by visiting their shop. They’ll be more than happy to help with any queries. If you feel a product is being miss-sold then you can contact the Buy Upcycled team on firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I'm not happy with a product when it arrives?
All items sold on Buy Upcycled are by 3rd parties who have their own refund policy. Contact the seller direct if you feel the product is not as advertised or damaged. For dispute resolutions please contact our team on email@example.com
How do I start Upcycling?
Our Community section in the header is jam packed with blogs, groups and forums about upcycling. If you’d like to take the plunge and sell with us then you can open your own shop on the website here.