Terms & Conditions
On the following pages you will find the general terms and conditions for your registration and orders at the online store of Teichmann & Pieper GbR, Berlin (hereafter also referred to as “Upcycling Deluxe”), under the internet domain www.upcycling-deluxe.com (hereafter referred to as “upcycling-deluxe.com”).
Online vendors in particular are obliged by law to provide detailed information about the contract and the effective conditions. We have compiled this information and our other shipping & delivery conditions in the following.
1. Area of application and terms
1.1. The purchase and delivery are carried out exclusively in accordance with the existing terms and conditions underlying all of the agreements made according to the offers at upcycling-deluxe.com. Terms and conditions that oppose or deviate from the following terms and conditions do not apply. These terms and conditions do not apply to the purchase of items that are part of Upcycling Deluxe’s product range but sold at other online market places.
1.2. Provided that these terms and conditions refer to „consumers“, this refers to individuals whose purpose of purchase cannot be attributed to a commercial, self-employed, or freelance occupation. “Entrepreneurs”, in contrast, are individuals or legal entities or partnerships with legal capacity that place orders for commercial, self-employed, or freelance purposes. “Customers”, as defined by these terms and conditions, are both consumers and entrepreneurs.
1.3. If shipping times are given in business days, this refers to all days of the week except for Saturdays, Sundays, and nationwide public holidays.
2. Registration on www.upcycling-deluxe.com
2.1. When placing orders for items or when creating a customer account on upcycling-deluxe.com you will be asked to register and state your personal data.
2.2. When entering your personal data required for the registration, you are responsible that the information you state is correct and complete. You are obliged to keep the personal login information confidential and keep unauthorized third parties from accessing it. The registration confirmation will follow after you send off the registration.
2.3. You are solely responsible for contents that you create in areas accessible for that purpose. These contents must not violate the rights of others. Claims to store or disclose contents created by you, such as product reviews, cannot be made.
2.4. You must refrain from any attempt to disrupt the website upcycling-deluxe.com and from using the accessible data outside of the respective designated internal platforms.
Manipulations aimed at attaining unauthorized payments or other advantages at the expense of Upcycling-Deluxe or other parties involved may lead to legal consequences and the forfeiture of access to upcycling-deluxe.com when traced back to you. Customers are authorized to use the online services within the respective scope of availability. The contents may only be used for private, non-commercial purposes.
Each customer is entitled to one customer account only. We reserve the right to close multiple accounts of the same user, to reprimand customers that violate the conditions stated under 2.1. to 2.4., or to delete or modify content (virtual domestic authority).
2.6. Claims to permanent accessibility of the website or access to data and other services offered cannot be made. Upcycling-Deluxe does not assume any warranty that the platform or individual services are permanently accessible.
3. Ordering process, correction possibilities, possibility to store information and insight into the contract.
3.1. We have made the ordering process technically very easy for you. Choose an item from the range of products on upcycling-deluxe.com and determine the desired quantity of the product you wish to purchase. You prepare the order of the product by clicking on “add to cart” and saving it in the shopping cart. Now you can return to the catalog by clicking on “continue shopping” and select further products and add them to the cart as described. To continue with the order of the selected items click on the button “your cart”.
3.2. In the cart you can review and correct the number of the selected items once again or remove individual items from the cart, or purchase further items by clicking on “continue shopping”. By clicking on “checkout” you will be asked step-by-step to select your existing registration or to enter your personal information. Thereafter you (I) can enter a different shipping address, (II) will be asked to accept the terms and conditions at hand, the effective cancellation policy and the effective privacy notice and references, (III) can select one of the payment methods offered, and (IV) carefully review your information or correct it if necessary. You can save or print the completed order already at this time with your browser’s save or print function. The legally binding order will only be placed by clicking the button “place your order”.
3.3. You can view these terms & conditions on the store’s website www.upcycling-deluxe.com under “terms & conditions”. Furthermore, you can print or save this document by using your internet browser’s conventional functions (usually “File” + “Save As”) and download and archive it in the PDF format.
3.3. The wording of the contract is indeed saved; however, it cannot be retrieved separately later. Yet, the wording can be downloaded or saved by you before placing the order. Additionally, you can simply archive the information of your order by (I) downloading the terms & conditions and the information summed up on the last page of the ordering process in the online store with the help of your browser’s functions, or (II) wait for the automatic order confirmation which we additionally send you via email after completing the order. These emails once again contain the details of your order and can easily be printed out or saved using your email manager.
3.5. We do save your order information; however, you will be unable to directly retrieve this information for security reasons.
4. Payments, deadlines
Basically, you can choose from the payment methods advance payment, credit card, online transfer (Sofortüberweisung), and PayPal. However, Upcycling Deluxe reserves the right to exclude certain payment methods and to refer to other payment methods. Customers are not entitled to a particular payment method.
4.2. When choosing advance payment, the purchasing price will be due immediately. The transfer information will be sent to you directly after we receive your order.
- Beneficiary: Teichmann & Pieper GbR
- Account number: 766826100
- Bank: Postbank
- Bank code: 100 100 10
- IBAN: DE43 1001 0010 0766 8261 00
- BIC/Swift: PBNKDEFF
- Payment details: order number, first name, last name
4.3. When making a purchase with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and other credit cards if applicable) there will be a (preauthorized) charge of the amount after completing the order. Your credit card account will not be charged until the order has been shipped, but at the latest 14 days after placing the order.
4.4. If you choose to pay via PayPal or PayPal express you pay the amount due via the online service provider PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. & Cie, S.C.A., 5th floor, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg (hereafter “PayPal). You must have an account with PayPal or register for one first. In the ordering process you will be redirected to the PayPal website where you can log in with your login information and confirm the payment authorization. In this case, the purchasing price will be due for payment immediately. We make it even easier for you with PayPal Express. After selecting the payment method you do not need to enter your personal information since PayPal uses the saved personal information, which you can confirm before placing the payment authorization, and transfers it to us.
4.5. In no case will we assume the costs for a financial transaction.
4.6. Upcycling Deluxe reserves the right to send possible invoices to customers exclusively in electronic formats (currently via email).
5. Language, conclusion of contract
5.1. Contracts concerning items offered at upcycling-deluxe.com can only be formed in the German language.
5.2. The display of the products in our online store does not represent a legally binding offer but simply a non-binding online catalog. By clicking the button “place your order” you place a binding offer on the purchase of the items in your cart.
5.3. We will confirm the technical receipt of your order immediately after an order via email to the email address stated by the customer. This order confirmation does not yet constitute the acceptance of your order.
5.4. A legally binding contract concerning the purchase of the items you have ordered is formed when your order is accepted. The acceptance can be carried out through the following circumstances: The customer’s order is (I) accepted in a separate declaration of acceptance via email, or (II), when paying with advance payment, the customer is asked to confirm the payment, or (III) the customer uses the offer and completes their order by paying via PayPal. If the customer chooses payment with a credit card, the contract is concluded with the delivery of the product to the customer.
6. Prices, shipping rates, additional services
6.1. The prices which are stated in the offer at the time of ordering apply. The stated prices include the respectively applicable German federal sales tax/VAT.
6.2. On top of the price of the item we charge shipping costs that depend on the order value as well as on the country of destination. These can be viewed for each product under the tab “shipping information” and are stated on the order page as well. The applicable (gross) shipping costs can also be viewed here.
6.3 We generally ship on business days between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
7. Availability, procurement risk, supply obligation, delay of shipping times, risk transfer, delay, shipping destinations
7.1. Many of the products offered on upcycling-deluxe.com we keep directly in stock, while the stock quantity is limited to small numbers for average consumers due to the variety of the product range. If you wish to place larger orders for your business please check for availability first.
7.2. We do not assume any procurement risk, not even for a contract of sale for unascertained goods. We are only obligated to ship from our stock and from the supply we order from our suppliers.
7.3. We will not be held responsible if Upcycling-Deluxe is not supplied properly or on time despite correct congruent hedging transactions, which is beyond our reasonable control, about which you have been informed and no procurement risk has been assumed. In the case of unavailability of a product we will reimburse any advance payments made without further delay.
7.4. Shipping time may be delayed according to circumstances beyond our reasonable control. Circumstances beyond our reasonable control are, e.g. strikes, lockout, government intervention, energy and raw material shortages, operational disruptions (e.g. due to fire, water, and machine damage), and all other disruptions which, objectively, were not intentionally or negligently caused by us. You will be informed about the beginning and end of such disruptions immediately. Should these impediments to operations in the aforementioned cases persist beyond four weeks after the given shipping time you are eligible to withdraw from the contract. Further claims, particularly with regard to indemnification or compensation, cannot be made.
7.5. In the event of accidental loss or accidental deterioration of mail-ordered items the title and risk of loss pass to the consumer or the designated recipient upon delivery of the item. This applies regardless if the shipment is carried out under insurance coverage or not. Default of acceptance by the buyer is equivalent to delivery. In all other cases, the risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration and title of the mail-ordered item pass to the customer upon our delivery to the carrier or the person or entity designated to ship the item.
7.6. If it has been agreed that the customer will further specify his or her order to Upcycling Deluxe, e.g. regarding size, design, or type, and the customer has exceeded the deadline agreed upon for the specification, the resulting delay of shipping will not be at the expense of Upcycling Deluxe. We reserve the right to fully or partially terminate orders that have not been specified within the given deadline.
7.7. If the buyer is in default of acceptance, Upcycling Deluxe reserves the right to sell the items to a third party buyer, or respectively to make the original customer liable for a possible loss of the item.
7.8. If the customer is in default of his or her payment obligation, all outstanding claims against the customer by Upcycling Deluxe will be due for payment.
7.9. Shipping is carried out within the Federal Republic of Germany only.
8. Consumers‘ legal right of withdrawal
8.1. Right of withdrawal
You have the right to withdraw from this contract within 14 days without giving any reason.
The withdrawal period will expire after 14 days from the day on which you or a third party other than the carrier and indicated by you acquires physical possession of the goods.
To exercise the right of withdrawal you must inform Teichmann & Pieper GbR – Upcycling Deluxe, Pfluegerstraße 18, 12047 Berlin, email@example.com, +49 176/82713736 of your decision to withdraw with an unequivocal statement (e.g. a letter sent by mail, fax, or email). You may use the attached sample withdrawal form, but this is not obligatory. You will find it attached to your order confirmation email.
Effects of withdrawal from the contract
If you withdraw from this contract, we shall reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of shipping (with the exception of the supplementary costs resulting from your choice of a type of delivery other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by us), without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about your decision to withdraw from this contract. We will carry out such reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of such reimbursement. We may withhold reimbursement until we have received the goods back or you have supplied evidence of having sent back the goods, whichever is the earliest.
You shall send back the goods or hand them over to Upcycling Deluxe, Pfluegerstraße 18, 12047 Berlin without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which you communicate your withdrawal from this contract to us. The deadline is met if you send back the goods before the period of 14 days has expired. You will bear the cost of returning the items. You are only liable for any diminished value of the goods resulting from the handling other than what is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of the goods.
10. Title retention, resale
10.1. Upcycling Deluxe retains title to all shipped items until full payment of the purchase price has been made.
10.2. Additionally, the following applies to commercial business transactions: The items may be resold by the buyer only within the context of the ordinary course of business. We reserve the right to revoke consent to the resale of the shipped items with retention of title and to withdraw from the contract in the event of your default in payment and demand the return of the items. Receivables from the resale of items under retention of title are transferred to us to secure our claims. You must notify us immediately in the event of debt enforcement measures affecting reserved goods taken against you. We undertake to release the securities to which we are entitled upon your request insofar as the value of the securities exceeds the secured accounts receivable by more than 10%.
11. Promotion coupons
11.1. Upcycling Deluxe offers promotion coupons. Promotion coupons are coupons that cannot be purchased but are circulated as part of promotion campaigns with particular periods of validity.
11.2. Individual brands or individual items may be excluded from the coupon campaign.
11.3. The merchandise value must at least correspond to the value of the promotion coupon. For administrative reasons it is not possible to reimburse possible remaining credit.
11.4. By clicking the respective button you can redeem the coupon by entering the coupon code in your cart. However, this is only possible when proceeding to the checkout page. Coupon codes cannot be considered after placing an order. The value of a promotion coupon cannot be paid out in cash nor does it yield interest.
11.5. The promotion coupon cannot be transferred to third parties. It is not possible to combine multiple promotion coupons.
11.6. If the promotional coupon’s credit is insufficient for an order, it can be balanced out with the means of payment offered.
11.7. You will not be reimbursed for the coupon if the item is fully or partially returned given that the promotion coupon was circulated as part of a promotional campaign and no consideration has been made in return.
11.8. References to the applicable terms and conditions and the redeemability of the coupons with regard to our different sales models can be found on the respective coupons themselves.
12. Gift vouchers
12.1. Gift vouchers (vouchers that you can purchase) can be redeemed on upcycling-deluxe.com for the purchase of items.
12.2. A voucher’s credit will not be paid out in cash nor does it yield interest.
12.3. Gift vouchers can only be redeemed when proceeding to the checkout page. Gift voucher codes cannot be considered after placing an order.
12.4. Our customer service can only reverse the purchase of a gift voucher if the gift voucher has not been redeemed yet. A gift voucher is considered redeemed if it has been used for an order.
12.5. If there is insufficient credit left on the gift voucher for the order, the difference can be balanced out with the means of payment offered.
12.6. Multiple gift vouchers may be used for one order.
12.7. In the event of loss of a gift voucher we will not assume liability. We will not assume liability in the event of typing errors in the voucher recipient’s email address, either.
12.8 Gift vouchers may be transferred. Duplicating, editing or manipulating the vouchers is not permitted.
12.9. The voucher code will be sent via email after receipt of payment.
13. Legal notice
13.1. All legal transactions or other legal relations are will be governed and construed in accordance with German federal law. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), as well as other potential intergovernmental agreements, even if incorporated into German law, do not apply. This choice of law includes that customers whose normal place of residence is in one of the EU states or Switzerland are not deprived of the protection granted by mandatory provisions of the respective state’s laws.
13.2. The place of jurisdiction for legal disputes concerning business transactions with business people or legal entities under public law with Upcycling Deluxe concerning these terms and conditions which apply to all individual contracts concluded, including actions on bills and checks, shall be the business location of Upcycling Deluxe (currently: Berlin). We are also entitled to sue the customer at his or her location.
14. Severability Clause
If any term or individual provisions of this agreement is determined to be invalid, illegal, or incapable of being enforced by any rule or law, or public policy, all other conditions and provisions of this agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect. The terms or conditions determined invalid, illegal, or incapable of being enforced shall be replaced by the respective legal regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany. If there are differences between english and german versions then the german version is always the right one.
Teichmann & Pieper GbR
Pflügerstraße 18, 12047 Berlin
Geschäftsführer: Eric Pieper, Stanislaus Teichmann
Stand: May 2015
Handbags made from tires and airbags - by GOMA
Handbags made from tires and airbags - By GOMA
bridging tradition and fashion
Meet the woman behind GOMA, Berlin-based Catalonian designer Ainhoa Salgueiro, who's been adding her practical and beautiful handbags to the world of upcycling for two years. While in Vietnam, she stumbled upon one her favorite materials - semi-truck inner tubes. She saw them just getting dumped onto giant landfills. Now, it would be hard to imagine her line of bags without the classy and glossy tube-look.
We're extra excited to bring you two lines of GOMA bags, available at the Upcycling Deluxe Online store. A trendy line of bags made from semi-truck inner tubes, as well as a variety of foldable bags made from old airbags, with detachable accessories. All the materials are unique, and so are the bags. They're beautiful and they have that pleasant vintage look with a modern twist.
You go, GOMA!
Authentic RIng Binder Bags
History to go!
Every year, tons and tons of binders are discarded, thrown away and destroyed - and so is the unique history of these individually labeled bundles of knowledge. Munich-based designers Carsten Fichtel and Tobias Förtsch are trying to perpetuate the very spirit of the important, the informative and the unknown with ad:acta, their own line of bags.
Each of these massively stylish bags is made of one carefully selected binder that has been unburdened of its typical lever and rings and waterproofed to face wind and weather. The binders are combined and refined with German leather and finshed with a sturdy textile lining. Everything is handmade in Bavaria.
We are proud to bring you this addition to the Upcycling Online Store: authentic and sustainably made bags with a lot of love of detail, in different colors, sizes, and styles. The bags have up to three inside pockets and offer enough space for your laptop. The spines of the binders and the individual patterns are left as they were. That way, each bag is unique...out of the office, and into your life!
Discoclock's Vinyl Wall Clocks
Style that travels through time
Discoclock's incredibly stylish wall clocks are an absolute must-have - not just for vinyl lovers. Italian designer Massimiliano Stefanutti punches a wide array of wall tickers right out of used records he gets from his DJ friends.
They come in all kinds of wonderful and wacky shapes which, according to Stefanutti, are supposed to hit each customer's individual taste. We think he's doing a great job at that. These things are so cool we'd just hang them on our walls without the clockwork!
The clocks have been awarded the "eco-friendly" label, because not only are they made from a recycled material, they're also made in a sustainable production process in Italy. Each Discoclock's individual past, as indicated by the original logo, makes it unique!
Plates and accessories by Ko-j Design
As neat as a koi
Ko-j Design stands for exceptional small furniture and other gems for your apartment created by Leipzig-based designers Sibylle Hansen and Aulia Muhammad. Since they founded Ko-j in 2004, they've put their name on the map mainly with their vibrant Koi-themed dinner plates that are hammered out of disused oil drums by hand before the beautifully illustrated Koi are added by an artist.
The surface color of the bowls and the furniture mirrors the oil drums' long history of usage and is thus not reproducible.
The designs are realized and handcrafted in Indonesia in small quantities. The furniture and dinner plates are edged and folded, but not welded, at their own shop. This gives them a distinct, authentic look. Ko-j design doesn't stop there - they also craft mirrors and lamps from old oil drums. It is of particular importance to the designers that their co-workers in Indonesia are payed fair wages. After all, everybody should profit from the beautiful pieces they create.
The all-round salvagers at Lockengelöt
sturdy upcycling from Hamburg
The guys at Lockengelöt will stop at nothing. The three dudes from Hamburg have completely internalized the "new-from-old" attitude. Finding seemingly countertintuitive new uses for everyday objects or recycling them is their supreme principle of production.
And the results are always convinving, no matter what they get their hands on. Since 2004, they have been converting entire oil drums into cabinets, colorful records into wall lamps, or books into coat racks or key hangers in their product design shop in the heart of St. Pauli. This is artisan upcycling at its finest, with a fresh dash of Hamburg charm.
Stools and play kitchen sets by rafinesse&tristesse
rafinesse&tristesse is the label of Karin Yilmaz-Egger and Petra Schultz from Berlin. Since 2006 they have been designing pretty and practical stools from used olive oil canisters.
They came up with the idea in 2005, when they turned an empty canister into a play kitchen set. And people loved it! Miniature kitchens have since had a steady place in their portfolio. In 2008, the young entrepreneurs' upcycled products even won them a talent award at the "Ambiente" design fair in Frankfurt.
To make their stylish furniture, rafinesse&tristesse cooperate with several social institutions in Berlin and Bern. Once of them is TRIVA, a project for drug addicts in Bern, as well as USE, an institution for people with disabilities in Berlin. They're a reasonable company with a great sense of design!
Printing blanket bags by Sag + Sal
Classy things hot off the press
Berlin-based manufacturers Sag + Sal use exceptional resources for their equally extraordinary bags: old rubber blankets that are used in offset-printing machines.
The material is composed of solid rubber, compressible rubber, and several layers of textile and is thoroughly cleaned before being processed into the final product. The shoulder straps used to be furniture carrying straps. They are extremely tear-resistant, heavy-duty and resilient, and consequently almost indestructible.
The color of each finished bag depends on the printing blanket it is made from. Colors like orange, red, or purple are very rare colors when it comes to printing blankets. Bags like these are only made in small numbers, so there are only a few of them available in our online store. Sag+Sal brand their logo onto the textile side of each printing blanket. The logo is then put onto the front of the bag. Each printing blanket has a unique industrial history, along with paint marks, tints, and serial numbers. This makes each bag unmistakably unique.
Wallets and handbags made at a sheltered workshop in Berlin
Behindertenwerkstätten Berlin is a church-run institution that assists people with disablilites with their social and occupational integration and with finding a job during their rehabilitation.
Over 750 people with disablilities are assisted and guided by about 170 well-trained employees at a total of three workshops. The workshops manufacture practical and robust wallets made from beverage packagings for Upcycling Deluxe.
We also carry chic handbags made from used pairs of jeans, as well as strong tote bags made from semi-truck canvas - all handmade at the workshops.
Furniture and accessories by SWANE-Design.
Turning old into new.
In cooperation with artisans and artists from Senegal, Wuppertal designer Selly Wane of SWANE-Design develops very particular kinds of furniture and accessories.
By bridging traditional techniques, creative design, and out-of-the-ordinary materials, she creates things that are not just pretty and functional but also thought-provoking: because the products are consistently made from recycled materials.
That is upcycling at its finest! SWANE-Design likes to emphasize the idea that businesses should not think solely about making a profit, but add to social and ecological sustainability. That is why Selly Wane wants to promote the upcycling industry in Senegal in order to facilitate the education of young people living in poor environments. SWANE-Design ensures that the craftspeople are paid fair and above-average wages, as well as social and healthy ways of production.
Bike Tire Belts from Tire Belt Company
Turning bike tires into belts was something Tire Belt founder Giuseppe Gimmillaro came up with trying to think of a nifty Christmas gift in December of 2007, while working his job as a bike restorer. In his adopted home, Berlin, Italian native Gimmillaro has been designing new versions of his rad belts ever since - made from used bike tires!
Tire Belt Company stands for the idea that something new and useful can be created from used and worn-out bike tires – plain and easy by changing their purpose: off the road and onto the waist! In the German capital, the old tires are individually cut open by hand, cleaned, and then put together into belts.
Gimmiallaro points out that the original damage to the environment caused by the rubber is reduced by about 85 percent!
flip-flop figurines by OceanSole
The Flipflop Recycling Company
Kenyan organization OceanSole uses washed up flip-flops as the source material for wonderfully colorful acccessories and figurines. The folks at Ocean Sole came up with the idea when they saw all the sandals washed up on Kenya's shore and polluting it by the hundreds.
Local artists from Nairobi and Kenyan slums craft the rubber soles into true pieces of art. Today, the company employs more than 100 people. Part of the proceeds goes to social projects and charity work. Every year, 400.000 kilos of waste rubber find a new purpose as handcrafted figurines, with a lot of attention given to detail - while simultaneously raising awareness for marine pollution.
numberplates by Platie‘s
Indicator of style
South African company Platie's creates incredibly nice handbags that are proof of great environmental consciousness. After all, the handbags are made from old South African, Austrian, and German license plates.
Thanks to the authentic license plates that are used for each bag, each and every one truly is one of a kind! Each of the handmade models stands out with a unique style and a high quality of production. They are made both in Austria and in South Africa's capital Cape Town, at guaranteed fair labor standards. On top of that, Platie's supports Cape Town's kindergarten "Atlantis"
Fancy hats by Panama Hutgalerie Berlin
Unique is chic!
Die unverwechselbaren Hüte, Mützen und Caps der Panama Hutgalerie sind unsere Deluxe-Produkte schlechthin. Jedes Teil ein Unikat ist das Motto unseres Produzenten, der aus wiederverwerteten Kaffeesäcken immer neue Schmuckstücke für unsere Köpfe produziert.
Panama Hutgalerie’s unmistakable hats, berets, and caps are our supreme deluxe products. Panama’s motto: Every piece is one of a kind. The manufacturer keeps on coming up with new gems to cover our heads with - made from re-used coffee bags.
Their unique “Fancy Hats”, which is also their brand name, are designed at their studio in Berlin before they are expertly tailored by a family-owned business in Sulwaki. Their current line “coffee to go” is made from upcycled coffee bags and stands out with good taste and its distinct, timeless design. Because each printed bag is individually cut, each hat is unique. The hats are lined with cotton or faux fur from other designers’ leftover stocks, because they have no use for small cuts of lining material. All the better for Panama Hutgalerie: all these different textiles are welcome additions to each hat’s unique character.
In its former life, Café Cappucino was a classy jute coffee bag. Now, light-bodied and sophisticated, it’s the perfect companion, through thick and thin, for all of life’s treasures. The rough 100% jute outside is contrasted by a soft pure cotton lining.
Black Coffee, too, got to hang around coffee beans in its former life. The jute ex-coffee-bag now roams the nightlife with you. It’s a baseball cap that will fit every head thanks to an adjustable closure. 100% jute are a nice contrast to its smooth pure cotton lining.
Are you torn between wearing a coffee bag or a cool flat cap on your head? At Fancy Hats, you get to do both. This snazzy flat cap is a real eye-catcher and will protect your head from wind and weather. It’s rough exterior is 100% jute and contrasts the soft 100% cotton interior. The winter model stands out with its warm and snug fleece lining and its fold-out ear flaps.
Cafe Macchiato (Fidel Castro Style)
Café Macchiato used to be a mighty sturdy Cuban coffee bag. Get this Fidel-Castro-style hat and start rebelling in the streets and on the shores of Havana or Sylt. Just like the other models, it’s made of 100% jute and cotton. Add some fold-out fleece ear flaps for cold weather with the winter model.
Just a hat ain’t enough – each one of these is unique. This well-traveled and sophisticated coffee bag likes to adorn the heads of both ladies and gentlemen in the shape of a casual but elegant pork pie hat. It comes with a elastic and easily interchangeable hatband. The hatbands come in the colors bordeaux, brown, black, and olive.
Cafe Doppio (aviator hat)
In its second life, this former jute coffee bag likes to soar around the world with you in the shape of a super fly aviator hat. It makes for a great companion, especially in those nasty cold winter months. The rough exterior is 100% jute and is contrasted by its snug and cozy faux fur lining
Socially made bags from recycled materials
Naveh Milo started something great in Indonesia. In Meden, a Sumatran village, he founded a women's cooperative based on a concept that combines environmentally friendly products and a safe source of income for a disadvantaged community. The team collects used materials and creates unique and beautiful bags and accessories for daily use. Make motorcycle inner tubes and beverage cans your constant companion, let quality treated rice bags store your riches, and keep your hygiene products in a wash bag blossoming with dried flowers. Naveh Milo Organization enables the women to independently work from home. They get flexible work hours which allows them to easily combine their job with their family life, and on top of that they receive a multiple of the average wage in Indonesia. The team is trained by the cooperative, everyone is permantly employed and receives free medical care. A great project!
cement bags in all their glory
We can't believe all the things Tarango makes from cement bags. From tote bags down to messenger bags. All bags profit from the robust material, yet each bag is unique in itself when it comes to design. They are quality made, have practical inside pockets, and with the pretty lining you'll see the cement bags in a whole new light.
Everything is made in Bangladesh. Providing women with the opportunity to add to their families' livelihoods with their income brings additional paid work, recognition, and autonomy to a lot of Bengali women. Currently, Tarango is supporting over 1000 women in seven of the country's districts. In addition to the trade with jute and textiles, women are encouraged and guided to independently start their own business. Training courses about health care and nutrition complete the company's holistic structure.
The Ferrari among bags
Family business Uca Ruffatti has made the impossible possible by creating high-quality designer bags from used semi-truck inner tubes and coffee bags. Each bag is a real eye-catcher with love of detail - from the exterior to the lining. Their product line covers everything from keychains, to wash bags and purses. Each bag features elegant patches here and there, that tell of the inner tube's former life. You can't even tell anymore how many times each bag has been down the road, the quality just can't be topped. From the shop in St. Ana across South America all the way to Germany, they're now available exclusively at Upcycling Deluxe! Carelessly thrown on the side of the road as trash, the inner tubes and other materials become precious resources for Uca Ruffati. The team also collects used tires and inner tubes at landfillls orfrom shops. The rubber is washed, cut up, and treated for processing. It is then combined with recycled coffee bags, textiles, artificial leather, and nickel before being crafted into incredibly classy bags.
The El Salvador business also stands out for fair labor conditions and wages. Collective thinking and social surplus are given the highest priority at Uca Rufatti. Each worker is contractually employed and receives above-average pay. Whenever there is a shortage of orders, the normal wages are still paid out, time is then used wisely to support design development or is invested in further training.
Rice Sack Deluxe
While traveling through Asia we saw our first AC Greenshop product: A friend of ours in Thailand was sporting one of their bags and we were instantly hooked. We were sold on the brilliant design and the coherent concept so we set out for Cambodia, straight into the family-owned shop. In wonderful detail, AC Greenshop crafts used rice sacks and cement bags into handbags and wallets - exclusively for Upcycling Deluxe.
There are fish swimming on the wash bag, there's a stork grinning at you from that wallet, and there's an elephant marching on that pouch. Everything is one of a kind and handmade in Cambodia. Everything is of top-notch quality and all the inside pockets you need make all of these bags super practical. AC Greenshop has given a second life to old cement bags, a life they would never have dreamed of. Be it purse, pouch, or wallet - thanks to the anti-tear, robust, and waterproof material they are indestructible!
Flashy & unique
If you're really into colors, you'll love the bags made by Manila-based Kilus Foundation: What used to a printed drink carton now gets another go at life in the shape of a pouch or bag. More than 500 women pick the cartons before they are washed and processed. Thanks to the water-repellent material you're all set to bring our beach bag to the pool, the sauna, and, well, the beach.
The women's cooperative receives the bulk of the cartons from nearby schools, where they are collected specifically for the project. The cartons are washed, cut up and braided intricately. This makes each bag a true eye-catcher. Kilus Foundation got the ball rolling for us in the first place: Kilus was the first ever company we contacted, so working with them has always been a matter of the heart for us. Thanks to flexible work hours and the possibility to work from home, the workers are able to balance their jobs and family lives. With this project, the women not only receive a safe income but also recognition and self-confidence.
Upcycling Deluxe now available in English
Get ready to discover a whole new world full of repurposed design articles – www.upcycling-deluxe.com, your online store for upcycled design, is now available in English!
Earth Overshoot Day: Eine Erde ist nicht genug
Am 19. August 2014 war es wieder soweit: Umweltschutzorganisationen haben den Earth Overshoot Day ausgerufen.
Neu: Sonnenbrillen aus recyceltem Holz
Eine Sonnenbrille, auf die man sich auch mal draufsetzen kann, die sich in der Tasche transportieren lässt, einen hochwertigen UV 400 Polarisationsfilter hat, verdammt gut aussieht und dann auch noch komplett recycelt ist!?!
Kennst Du eigentlich schon...
...unsere aus alten Büchern hergestellten Upcycling-Produkte? Dass sich aus aussortierten Schmökern noch eine Menge herausholen lässt, beweisen die fantastischen Schlüsselbretter und die ungewöhnlichen Garderobenhaken der Produktdesign-Werkstatt Lockengelöt.
Milch sauer? Upcyceln!
Wer sagt denn eigentlich, dass sich Upcycling auf nachhaltige Möbel, Taschen und Accessoires beschränken muss? Einen ganz anderen Aspekt der Zweckentfremdung und Wiederverwertung verfolgt die Firma QMilch.
upcycling concept store
Einfälle statt Abfälle! Upcycling Deluxe, der erste Berliner Concept-Store für nachhaltige Design-Produkte aus vermeintlichem Müll, feiert seinen 1. Geburtstag! Für Donnerstag, den 19. Juni 2014 laden wir zum Geburtstagsevent vor und in unser Ladengeschäft in der Kastanienallee 22 in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg.
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5-Panel-Caps von Valorisation Lab
Upcycling-Streetwear aus der Ukraine? Das junge Label Valorisation Lab aus Kiew designt aus vermeintlich unbrauchbaren Textilresten und echten Vintage-Stoffen unglaublich stylische Käppies. Als Ausgangsmaterial für die hippen 5-Panel-Caps dienen Secondhand-Vintage-Schals. Die bunten Stoffe und Grafiken erscheinen geradezu dazu ausersehen, in fette und dabei auch noch nachhaltige Mützen verwandelt zu werden!
Kennst Du eigentlich schon...
...die Kilus Foundation? Mit ihr kam bei Upcycling Deluxe alles ins Rollen. Die als Stiftung organisierte Frauenkooperative aus Manila war unser erster Kontakt und ist bis heute eine Herzensangelegenheit für uns. Zu Recht, denn die Organisation hat sich lobenswerte Ziele gesetzt.
Kennst Du eigentlich schon...
AC Greenshop, unseren Lieblings-Familienbetrieb in Südostasien? Hervorgegangen ist er aus einem Projekt verschiedener NGOs.
Kennst Du eigentlich schon...
...unsere fantastischen Messenger und Handtaschen aus aussortierten Aktenordnern? Das Münchener Label ad:acta produziert nicht einfach nur hochwertige Taschen, sondern wahrlich Geschichte zum Tragen!
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