Interview with Jennifer of Jupita

Shop name: Jupita (Upcycled)

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What draws you to using trashion materials? Many reasons flood my mind when I am asked..WHY recycled/upcycled/repurposed materials? Well, eco-friendly is something I have always strived to be. I want to do what I can to reduce the amount of waste we produce. Secondly, I love love love the artsy look of the gift cards I use for jewelry / accessory / art making. They are lovely as stand alone pieces...and make even better upcycled art!

What trashion materials do you use? Redeemed plastic gift cards. Reclaimed beads, chains in many cases. I use recycled glass beads. Also, paper bags, boxes, and more!
Do you remember the first thing you made using the trashion concept? I was a young girl, in grade school. I would take paper bags and make drawing pads out of them.

What are your current projects and what is on the horizon? Currently, I am working on a dress/skirt combo made with redeemed plastic gift cards and coffee ground bags!!

Anything else you'd like to add? Well, in the true spirit of recycling.. Organ donation is the ultimate. You can't use them when you are gone, so become an organ donor. Help give a second chance to another family. ( is a site dedicated to my son who received a 5 organ transplant at age 9 months!)