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 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.