Upcycle Newcastle - Shed 7D, 50 Clyde St Hamilton North
Upcycle Newcastle (a project of Transition Newcastle) is a community group in Newcastle (Australia) focusing on the circular economy and saving waste from landfill through creative re-use and repair. Rather than seeing waste as an end product to be disposed of, we prefer to see it as a new beginning. We are concerned about our environment and the waste our society creates, responding in positive, creative ways by inspiring, teaching and making the stuff we want from the stuff we throw away.
The products we sell are made by Upcycle Newcastle members in Newcastle, Australia. They're made from T-shirts, jeans and other clothing and textiles donated to us by Samaritans Op shops (their discards) and by others. This prevents them from going to landfill, or being shipped overseas to countries being inundated with our clothing waste.
Your purchase is helping support our work in the circular economy and reducing textile waste to landfill through creative reuse and repair. Thank you!
Become a UN member. Membership is $25/year and includes a $20 gift voucher, member only workshops and member only offers. (Effective from the 1st of February, 2024). To become a member visit https://www.joinit.org/o/upcycle-newcastle.
Volunteer. We welcome volunteers to help with sorting donations, preparing materials for workshops, making upcycled products to sell through our shop to help us pay the rent, or to help with admin, promotion or maintaining the space.
Attend a workshop. Check out Upcycle Newcastle's upcoming workshops and classes.
Equipment use for personal projects. Need help with alterations, mending, or following a pattern? Maybe assistance with inserting a zip, changing an op shop find, sprucing up a pair of jeans, learning to darn. Perhaps you just want to hone your sewing skills in a supportive and creative environment. Participants can use our sewing machines (including semi-industrials), overlockers, cutting tables, rotary cutters etc. (See our Workshops and Classes for more details.)
Be part of the circular economy. Support our makers by buying upcycled products or kits to make your own.
Buy materials to Upcycle (including jeans for $2, and T-shirts for $1!)
Shed Shop Opening Times
Shed 7D, 50 Clyde St, Hamilton North
Monday - Thursday, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, 1pm - 5pm