There’s a new online market in town…geared towards the creatives that specialize in recycled and repurposed arts and crafts – Recycled Market (great name). Check it out if you are interested in buying…or selling your creations. It looks like they are still relatively new, but worth keeping an eye on if you work within this niche.
Direct from their website:
WHAT IS RECYCLED MARKET?
Recycled Market is a unique online venue that encourages buyers and sellers to reduce, reuse, redesign, refashion, rework and recycle as much as possible. We are a are global marketplace focused on showcasing stylish handmade and ethically manufactured pieces made from recycled materials. Our aim is to offer a wide range of recycled products, ranging from readjusted clothing, upcycled jewellery, accessories, through to artwork, toys, homewares and gifts, created from recycled or reclaimed material, supplies needed to produce recycled goods, patterns, tutorials, and so much more. Recycled Market showcases independent artisan’s creative, exclusive eco-design.
- Promotes and sells handmade, and ethically manufactured recycled products
- Encourages artisans to utilise recycled materials
- Offers consumers the chance to purchase unique products which are friendly to our planet
“We are constantly bombarded with advertisements encouraging our thirst to spend money on new products, utilising new resources. A consumer can make a difference by choosing to buy environmentally sound products; goods that are created using materials already in circulation” Erica, Recycled Market, 2011
“Our vision is for individuals to choose recycled before new” Lester, Recycled Market, 2011
Recycled Market exists to advertise goods made from materials that may otherwise unnecessarily end in landfill.
Until next time…