Interview with Lou from Lousupcycles!

Shop name: Lou's Upcycles
Shop address: and

What draws you to using trashion materials?
watching the way our disposable world is suffocating the planet. How did we ever get to the point where 64 tiny bags of doritos in one purchase makes sense?

What trashion materials do you use?
un-recyclable plastic wrappers, bags and packaging

Do you remember the first thing you made using the trashion concept?
elementary school is trashion headquarters! Using popsicle sticks, papermache, old fabric and buttons... mom's got my first concept project somewhere. after that, I used anything I could find and made something out of it whenever the need arose.

What are your current projects and what is on the horizon?
currently I am in planning stages for upcycled raincoats/hats, perfecting the shower curtain, plastic hot pants and vehemently spreading the plastic crisis information necessary to heal the planet.

Anything else you'd like to add?
Beginning on March first, I joined the No Plastic Left Behind collective and committed to three months of plastic free living. I have pledged to not buy anything that contains plastic. It is challenging and invigorating. I encourage others to join me!


Emily said...

very cool, I love that bag in the first picture - its amazing how many different things are made with plastic

jhk editions said...

This is so super inspiring. Thanks!

TheRedCan said...

Great interview. I will have to look into the no plastic left behind movement. Sounds challenging, yet rewarding.

Dandee said...

SO SO awesome!! yeah, the first bag blew my mind!