Upcycling

Transforming unused items into useful items!

Since October 2015, The Blue Ribbon has upcycled numerous items, turning unwanted products into useful items.

The first upcycling projects was turning large t-shirts into Bermuda pants. These pants were donated to poor children in Sabah and Batam. Many of these in-need  children in Sabah are also stateless. These t-shirts were collected by a few groups of students who were taking ‘Sustainable Community Development’ subject and members of Enactus at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. They were sewn by mothers from Mothers Support Group who are also the beneficiaries on Lakeside Family Services.

The Blue Ribbon interns in Singapore working on Shell t-shirts with residents of Dignity Home, Johor

 

Aisha and Auntie Ai Mei, beneficiaries of The Blue Ribbon project undergoing training upcycling Shell t-shirts using heat-press technique

 

 The second upcycling work was on patching Shell logos on Shell t-shirts. In Singapore and Johor, these logos were covered via heatpress artwork and silkscreen painting. While in Batam, different patterns were sewn on the logos and the upcyled tshirts were distributed to youth who were living in the corrective center.

 

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Upcycled t-shirts donated to youth undergoing corrective behaviour team in Batam during Indonesia’s Independence Day 2016  

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