Posts Tagged ‘re-purpose’

Science World’s Re-purposed Banners

January 26, 2010

Science World’s building is an iconic symbol in Vancouver and the banners which adorn the exterior are a familiar site to Vancouverites and visitors. With help from Fairware, two of these retired banners were recently transformed into the hip, practical padfolios pictured above.

The padfolios are a useful, well-made product that any recipient would be pleased with, and each is reinforced with a story of sustainability that Science World can be proud of.

At Fairware we can transform your used banners into a variety of products including tote bags, messenger bags, name tags and more. Give us a call next time you update your vinyl signs and we’ll help you re-purpose the old ones.

Re-use is Cool

November 16, 2009

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photo by M.A. Enriquez

In a world obsessed with new stuff, it’s refreshing to see a re-birth of re-use.

I stumbled upon an alter universe of crafters recently after a couple of tweets with Jeffrey Scwartz (CEO of Timberland) on up-cycling old denim. I was pitching taking old inventory and seconds and re-fabricating them into new products when I Googled recycled denim to see what was out there. OMG. It was like a vast world I’d never known before – thousands of pages of DIY crafters making everything from slippers to skirts to quilts from old jeans.

Ikea Hacker

In it’s hippest  form re-use’s cool factor is exemplified by ventures like Ikea Hacker a site devoted to the many permutations possible from Ikea furniture parts and creativity. My personal favorite is the plastic storage box come chicken feeder. (more…)


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