Upside to Upcycling

What is upcycling and why are we so interested in it at Violet Hive? Upcycling is the opposite of downcycling, which is the other half of the recycling process. For us, it is a way to save money on materials and be responsible as we make art as a nonprofit and community organization.

Check out this article from The Environmental Journal on breathing new life into other people’s junk. Journalist, Jamie Hailstone describes Max McMurdo as a man on a mission and not only is he an entrepreneur and television presenter he is an advocate of ‘upcycling’. Read more about how he helps turn trash into treasure, and save the environment in the process.
Read more here>>

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PRE-EARTH DAY UP-CYCLED MATERIAL DRIVE AT VIOLET HIVE
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018, 10AM- 12PM (SHORTER TIME DUE TO WEATHER)

The items below will be drive items we are collecting to use in art making with our onsite studios and mobile programming.

  • fabric, ribbon, yarn, crochet thread, lace
  • floss containers
  • grape tomato plastic (clamshell)
  • buttons (in packages ok)
  • craft wood, wood sticks
  • pipe cleaners, pompoms. feathers
  • wine corks & beer bottle caps
  • yogurt containers and lids (Noosa etc.)
  • glass jars with lids
    -baby food & medium-sized, spaghetti sauce jars
  • aluminum foil, freezer,  wax paper
  • plastic caps (milk, OJ, soda, Gatorade, all colors)

  • any art supplies still usable (paint, watercolors, etc.)

  • glue guns, mod podge, glue sticks, Elmer's glue

    OUR UP-CYCLED ART MATERIAL DRIVE IS STILL ON FOR TOMORROW, SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST BETWEEN 10AM AND 12PM (NOTE THE SHORTER TIME FRAME DUE TO POSSIBLE INCLEMENT WEATHER). SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE, THANK YOU!

    If you have any questions or need to schedule a different drop off time please shoot us a message our contact us page

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