For many people, recycling has become an essential part of our lifestyle that respects the environment. However, a new trend continues to grow, with more and more consumers attracted to upcycling than ever before. It is a practice where it takes advantage of recyclable materials, giving them a new life, different from the original. Let your imagination fly because the possibilities are endless!
A new sustainable trend
Consumers are increasingly basing their purchasing decisions on environmental factors and assessing whether the values the product transmits fits in with their lifestyle. People no longer just consider the possibility of recycling but also look into ways of giving life to an object that would otherwise be thrown away. Upcycling is nothing other than the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless or unwanted products into new materials or products, adding value through creativity and design. People who opt for upcycling produce less waste and shop more consciously. Therefore, it is not only just an activity that entertains but also a state of mind.
Using imagination and creating something new in a creative process takes time and directly goes against a throwaway culture. The need to spend more time at home due to lockdown restrictions has made many people curious to experiment with upcycling for the first time. The excitement one experiences when having something unique made by oneself is a very satisfying reward. As most upcycling projects involve using your hands, it is also a great way to relieve stress.
Upcycling is reusing discarded objects or materials to create a product of a higher quality or perceived value than that of the original.
An explosion of creativity
It's incredible how upcycling has contributed to a real explosion of creativity. Empty cereal boxes can be placed inside cabinets by cutting out their bottoms to organize your household belongings. Why throw away your favorite jeans when holes appear? Many people use old clothing fabrics to upholster furniture for a patchwork look or turn them into cloth bags or backpacks. Pallet upcycling also is becoming a popular rustic trend. Slats can create shelves with a twist or even be used to create furniture pieces like armchairs or tables. Instead of buying a Christmas tree, why not make your own tree out of wine corks? Whatever the material or object you want to transform, anything is possible.
The concept of upcycling is a never-ending source of creativity.
Upcycle your Cermer pot
Once used, the material's durability and its attractive design make Cermer's ceramic containers perfect to be transformed into an infinite number of objects. You can use our containers to store salt and other herbs and spices, place candles, or simply present decorative plants in an original way. Create your small cactus garden or surprise your friends and family by gifting a small plant in one of our beautiful containers. Christmas is just around the corner. Discover the artist in you and make small gifts by letting your imagination fly. You can create a beautiful Christmas scene mockup, make your own bird feeder or perhaps transform one of our containers into a sewing accessory. The options are boundless. At Cermer, we would like to encourage you to experiment and discover all the possibilities our containers have to offer you, paying tribute to your creativity.
Ceramic containers are the perfect alternative as you can extend their lifecycle, resulting in long-lasting companions.