Upcycle Newcastle, a project of Transition Newcastle, focuses on changing the way we see waste. Instead of an end product that needs to be disposed of, adding to the ballooning waste stream, it can be re-imagined as a starting point for something new, beautiful or useful – a process called ‘upcycling’. We are tapping into a wider trend lead by artists, makers and craftspeople. At the moment the main focus is textiles but hope to expand.
We offer workshops, classes, mend it or make it days, DIY kits, clothes swaps, and maker space.