Hey friends, sorry we haven’t been blogging like crazy, the shop has been ridiculously busy the past 2 months between getting press from all corners of the world, to broken umbrellas coming in left and right and orders piling up all over!
Hey, I’m not complaining! I love that upcycling is catching on and people are loving it!
WIN A HOOD!!!
Just wanted to let you all know that HerCatwalk, a super sassy fashion site that I’ve recently become somewhat addicted to is giving away one of our HOODs for FREE! Go win it! NOW!
A friend of mine told me that this was the best coat he ever saw me make. He's over alot and he has seen me make hundreds of coats so I was really flattered! FUN FACT: if you follow the world of Recycling Zychal on youtube, he's "the hands" in the "how to strip a broken umbrella" video tutorial.
Remmy was rescued from a home with over 100 chihuahuas who had never even gone outside, how sad! Obviously Recycling Zychal deals with a different type of rescue, but still, his story hit close to home, and we were so happy to fashion him a rescued umbrella dog coat to keep his little body dry while it rains!
This guy is like the Ashton Kutcher of dogs, I love his face!
Recycling Zychal's set up for the Go Green Market at Urban Outfitters HQ, what a beautiful piece of wood!
Last Thursday, on Earth Day, which is also Recycling Zychal’s birthday, we were invited to Urban Outfitters Headquarters as a guest artist to show off our Upcycled Umbrella goods at their Go Green Craft Market! Not only was the facility absolutely beautiful, but we made a ton of new friends and might even be doing a Flora Fauna Function Program at Urban where bins will be set up around the entrances for employees to donate their broken umbrellas to us, how cool is that!?
I wanted to share some photos with you guys from the event, which, in my eyes, was truly successful! We sold out of our Organic Cat Nip Filled Upcycled Umbrella Cat Toys and I am proud to announce the winner of our Upcycled Umbrella Dog Coat Raffle is Lindsey Reisser, an employee at Urban Outfitters! She will be getting a fully customized Upcycled Umbrella Dog Coat exclusively made for her pup!
Inside BLDG 543 at URBN HQ
We were right by the cafeteria, you can see the Urban Renewal folks to the left
Our friends Michelle and Megan from Philly Swap-o-Rama, an event that RZ will be participating in in the fall!
We sold out of our Cat Toys, putting $10 more into the City Kitties Donation Fund!!
It’s Spring! It’s almost our 1 year anniversary here at Recycling Zychal and to celebrate we are giving away a classic and a future classic for FREE!!!
Win a free custom made Upcycled Umbrella Dog Rain Coat from Recycling Zychal and Pawesome!
Pawsome is hosting a contest to give away one of our very own custom made Upcycled Umbrella Dog Rain Coats, so keep your pooch dry this Spring with an eco-friendly and stylish hand made canine coat!
And have you heard that we’ve extended our Upcycled Umbrella Handbag Contest, so now you have until April 1st (no joke!!) to win the first ever, one-of-a-kind, custom handmade Upcycled Umbrella Handbag worth over $50! All you have to do is vote in our user poll and leave a comment with your thoughts on whether or not Recycling Zychal should start making handbags from broken umbrellas. Your vote COUNTS, so please vote, tell your friends, tell your co-workers, your family, everyone you know! I’m leaving this decision up to the people that matter most, YOU!
On a recent trip to the fabric market, I was struck with some amazing new ideas and inspiration for the Upcycled Umbrella Handbag idea I’ve been throwing around and I’ve decided to extend the contest until April 1st! and no this is no April Fools Joke!
To enter to win, leave a comment under our post telling us what you think, why you would like to own this custom made eco friendly handbag or any suggestions for the bag itself- a color a shape, ANYTHING! Be sure to vote in poll and thats it, you could be the next winner!
Don’t delay, go enter to win an eco friendly, custom, handmade upcycled handbag from your friends at Recycling Zychal!
I’ve been getting alot of requests lately from young women and fashionistas across the country (and Canada) who would really like to see a line of upcycled umbrella handbags added to the Recycling Zychal collection.
While I have some great bag ideas in mind, I am really struggling with the idea of adding an item to my line that does not use the upcycled umbrella nylon for it’s original waterproof/water resistant properties.
I’ve gone back and forth so many times that I figured the best way to get this situation figured out was to ask my customers, friends, readers and fans. In return for your participation, I will be giving away a custom made upcycled umbrella handbag valued at at least $50! One lucky winner will be chosen at random, all you have to do is vote in our poll and leave a comment below telling me your thoughts on your vote. The winner will be drawn on March 1st!