Differential Upcycling

Businesses are upcycling unusual goods to create a more marketable story

Implications - Brands are turning to the process of re-purposing odd goods in order to stand out in the retail market. Creating a level of interest that stands out, this approach to otherwise run-of-the-mill products creates an intriguing story behind a product, and helps establish a stronger connection with the consumer.
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Repurposed Weapon Jewelry - Hearts’ ‘Trigger Happy’ Bracelets Reuse Dangerous Meta
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Warm 27,361 Clicks Pub: Oct 10, 13
Repurposed Weapon Jewelry
Hearts’ ‘Trigger Happy’ Bracelets Reuse Dangerous Meta
Hearts’ ‘Trigger Happy’ bracelet line puts bullet shells to good work, rather than being left in a heap of waste. “After learning how to shoot, this artisan noticed the number of abandoned... [More]
Explosive-Inspired Necklaces - The Repurposed Bomb Piece Jewelry by Hearts and ARTICLE22
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Warm 4,338 Clicks Pub: Oct 11, 13
Explosive-Inspired Necklaces
The Repurposed Bomb Piece Jewelry by Hearts and ARTICLE22
Hearts and ARTICLE22 have teamed together to find a creative and thoughtful way to repurpose bomb bits from the Vietnam War; put them on jewelry. Though this seems like quite the task, and a... [More]
Monstrous Repurposed Wood Sculptures - The Dead Wood Art Series Gives Furniture a Horrific New Look
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Average 2,653 Clicks Pub: Oct 22, 13
Monstrous Repurposed Wood Sculptures
The Dead Wood Art Series Gives Furniture a Horrific New Look
The aptly titled ‘Dead Wood’ art series is the latest collection by Ontario-based studio The Gnarled Branch. The studio concept was derived when creator David Irvine claimed some... [More]
Repurposed Coin Jewelry - The State Quarter Ring Gives Pocket Change a New Purpose
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Average 21,606 Clicks Pub: Aug 28, 12
Repurposed Coin Jewelry
The State Quarter Ring Gives Pocket Change a New Purpose
With the State Quarter Ring on their hands, individuals can turn their colossal coin collections into fine jewelry pieces. Made from recycled commemorative state quarters, these detail-rich rings... [More]
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