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We will be at the down town Kelowna Farmers Market on Bernard on last time

Hello Swaggers!

We will be back at the down town Kelowna Farmers Market Aug 5th, on Bernard Ave. I will have lots of new swag  to add to my racks. Come find my little blue tent, look for my banner.

I still have 2- $10 bins come check them out. One bin is all my kids swag, sweater butts, children’s skirts etc. I am sell off all my children’s clothing, come score some amazing deals.

Fine me on Face Book for the latest updates, come “like” my page!

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All the boots in the Gallery are on SALE!! Go check it out!

SALE!!! 20% OFF ALL BOOTS IN OUR GALLERY!
Getting ready to load up the Gallery with tons of spring SWAG!
The Gallery is new and gently used high end non up cycled items. I created this section as I come across many to good to pass up treasures on my travels and want to share them with you!
The link below is to the Gallery section of our web site, upcycledswag.com

Direct link to the sale                http://www.upcycledswag.com/product-category/swag-gallery/footwear/

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Amazing ideas for alternative housing the GREEN way of living

Repurposing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Plastic bottles (with LED lights) repurposed as a chandelier during Ramadan in the Muslim Quarter, Jerusalem

Repurposing is the process by which an object with one use value is transformed or redeployed as an object with an alternative use value.

Description

Repurposing is as old as human civilization, with many contemporary scholars investigating that way that different societies re-appropriate the artifacts of older cultures in new and creative ways. [1] More recently, repurposing has been celebrated by 21st century hobbyists and arts-and-crafts organizations such as Instructables and other Maker culture communities as a means of creatively responding to the ecological and economic crises of the 21st century. Recent scholarship has attempted to relate these activities to American left- and right-libertarianism. [2][3]

Repurposing is the use of a tool being re-channeled into being another tool, usually for a purpose unintended by the original tool-maker. Typically, repurposing is done using items usually considered to be junk, garbage, or obsolete. A good example of this would be the Earthship style of house, that uses tires as insulating walls and bottles as glass walls. Reuse is not limited to repeated uses for the same purpose. Examples of repurposing include using tires as boat fenders and steel drums or plastic drums as feeding troughs and/or composting bins. Incinerator and power plant exhaust stack fly-ash is used extensively as an additive to concrete, providing increased strength. This type of reuse can sometimes make use of items which are no longer usable for their original purposes, for example using worn-out clothes as rags.[4] 

Not all repurposing is necessarily environmentally friendly, take for instance the idea of repurposing older work trucks for businesses in their infancy, in which their poor fuel economy can negate long term benefits since greater spending of money for fuel, and more fumes output to the sky can prove environmentally unfriendly, in which repurposing vehicles for electric car conversionto be environmentally unfriendly, in which repurposing vehicles for electric car conversion can be the recommended alternative to that, though its cost can be negligible upfront.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repurposing

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This is the before picture of my soon to be long jacket

This grey 100% boiled wool coat will soon become a long up cycled  jacket. The other long jacket is a example of my popular one of a jackets. My Swag coats are very popular and sell as quick as I can make them. Keep a eye on my Face Book to see updates. I will post in this blog it’s transition in process as a new jacket materializes. This will be up for grabs @ my next event at the Laurel Packing House in Kelowna. It will be a size large…

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Behind the scenes of our last photo shoot, new SWAG coming soon to our shop!

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Makeup: Irena B
Stylist: Carol M
Photographer: Pam G
Clothing: Upcycled Swag

These photos I took with my cell phone, excited to see the professional version from Pamela. All items in photos are for sale, including boots, shoes, pants etc. Accessories were graciously supplied for the shoot by our stylist Carol M.

Once I receive the photos I will be uploading to my shop all the new SwAg ..

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Penticton Make It Okanagan

We had a blast this weekend in Penticton! Thank you everyone who stopped by our booth, we met tons of wonderful people. Please check out my Face Book page for the contest we now have running until the end of the month. You can enter to win a $50 shopping credit. Drawing at the end of the month, go check it out!!