Why should I upcycle?

Get ready to upcycle!- I guarantee it’s what you will want to do almost immediately after reading this. 

What is upcycling? 

Before we dig deep and find out why it is so important for everyone to try and upcycle, we need to know what upcycling is.

Upcycling is a creative way to reuse an old item; making them in to a better quality product with better environment value. It allows us to make use of used items indefinitely. Do not be mistaken between upcycling and recycling.

Upcycling Vs Recycling

Upcycling is reusing an existing (old) item by transforming it and finding a new purpose. Recycling is turning the product back into it’s raw form. It takes a lot of manpower, processing power and machinery for recycling to happen, often the quality of the product will not be restored- this is known as downcycling.


Why should I upcycle? 

There are many reasons why we should all be upcycling, after all it has some marvellous benefits.

  • The healthiest way to manage your waste- Upcycling reduces the amount of waste that is dumped into the landfills. Dumping unwanted items can be a concern for the environment, due to some materials containing dangerous chemicals that cause soil degradation. This can lead to water pollution and let’s not forget air pollution. Along side this landfills can be an eyesore.


  • Conserves the limited resources – Imagine the amount of good materials that are going to waste when dumped- mind- blowing. The materials dumped daily are precious, their supply can diminish. We all need to be upcycling to eliminate the need to use fresh raw materials.


  • Saves money- We all look for ways to save money, right? Upcycling is a fun and challenging activity, that minimises cost of production. Seems like a no brainer!


  • Encourages creativity and Innovation- Upcycled products are unique and quirky, different to anything you would find on the high street. This is what makes upcycling truly spectacular.


If you interested journey the fabulous world of Upcycling and want to find out more, check out Upcycle Tv  for everything upcycle. Upcycle TV are also a partner of the upcycle fayre 2021 – exciting! If this is something you would love to be part of, head over to Vintage Upcycle Fayre Wiltshire  for more information.

Upcycle vintage fayre plan
Vintage Upcycle Fayre Wiltshire

Vintage Upcycle Fayre Wiltshire

It’s so exciting to announce that Upcycle TV is a partner of the Upcycle Fayre 2021.

This brand new event was scheduled for last year but got cancelled due to certain global health concerns.

But we are back on – hopefully

There’s still a small chance that this could get postponed again but we are hoping life will get back to normality by the end of July.

We are hedging our bets and going all in.

Heres the video I recorded with Claire Anello of Stargazey Workshops another event partner.

About the Upcycle and Vintage Fayre

It forms a part of an existing and established event called Festival on the Farm which has been running a few years and organised by Purton Farm in Wilshire. In the main festival there will be live music, beer tents, amazing organic food from the farm and everything you normally expect at a Festival. The vintage fayre will be plugging into this and will have its own area with:

A selection of stalls selling everything related to upcycling, vintage and craft.

– A vintage tea room

– Workshops to learn the basics of a new craft

– Demonstrations – Upcycling and craft

Now we urgently need stall holders to book up the trade space so that we can focus on driving ticket sales to ensure that we have lots of buyers over the weekend.

Date of Festival and Fayre : 30th July to 1st August 2021

Now we really need to get vendors who buy into the whole experience, those who want to be involved in workshops and demonstrations will be given priority of space, our goal is to create a fayre with the atmosphere of a festival.

There’s a gold mine here

People have been just let out so they will be going mad for a festival. I’m sure it’s going to be packed.

Peoples holidays are restricted so they will be making the most of opportunities like this

Theres a lot of spare cash flying about, with holidays cancelled and no nights out for a while

The environment has never been a bigger topic – upcycling and vintage interests are to continue surging.

You can contact me directly – stuart@vintup.co.uk

Here is our website for booking space:


Vintage Upcycle Fayre Wiltshire Space

Upcycle vintage fayre plan

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