lousupcycles

Lou's Upcycles Fused Plastic Accessories

Massachusetts, United States · 701 Sales

lousupcycles

Lou's Upcycles Fused Plastic Accessories

Massachusetts, United States 701 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(234)

Announcement   Lou's Upcycles is RETIRING: CLEARANCE SALE: USE COUPON "LAST16" What you see is the remaining merchandise from the Lou's Upcycles' line. Come and get it before it's gone!

Everything is created by one woman and two hands from fused together un-recyclable, post consumer plastic bags and wrappers. You can learn more at: www.LousUpcycles.com.

Feel free to like Lou's Upcycles FB page. https://www.facebook.com/LousUpcyclesEcoArt

Lou is a proud member and President of Artisans of WMASS, www.ArtisansofWmass.com http://www.facebook.com/artisansofwmass

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 2, 2016

Lou's Upcycles is RETIRING: CLEARANCE SALE: USE COUPON "LAST16" What you see is the remaining merchandise from the Lou's Upcycles' line. Come and get it before it's gone!

Everything is created by one woman and two hands from fused together un-recyclable, post consumer plastic bags and wrappers. You can learn more at: www.LousUpcycles.com.

Feel free to like Lou's Upcycles FB page. https://www.facebook.com/LousUpcyclesEcoArt

Lou is a proud member and President of Artisans of WMASS, www.ArtisansofWmass.com http://www.facebook.com/artisansofwmass

S. Lou Leelyn

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S. Lou Leelyn

Blue Wellness Upcycled Tote
US$64.00
Salad Mix it Up Fused Plastic Tote
US$64.00
Earthborn Upcycled Fused Plastic Tote
US$64.00
Fused Plastic Checkbook Cover
US$16.00
Fused Plastic Checkbook Cover
US$16.00
Funky Fused Plastic Eyeglass Case
US$16.00
Funky Fused Plastic Eyeglass Case
US$16.00
Keeping It Blue Fused Plastic Messenger Bag
US$58.00
Rustic Red Upcycled Fused Plastic Tote
US$64.00
Spring Fever Upcycled Fused Plastic Tote
US$64.00
Mixed Bag Snap Pouch
US$16.00
Antique Sweet Potato Snap Pouch
US$16.00
Sprouted Blue Chips Snap Pouch
US$16.00
Ocean Blue Snap Pouch
US$16.00
Desert Parrot Upcycled Fused Plastic Tote
US$64.00
Green Grain Snap Pouch
US$16.00
Veggie Chips Snap Pouch
US$16.00
City Multigrain Snap Pouch
US$16.00
Party Size Ridges Snap Pouch
US$16.00
Kettle Floral Snap Pouch
US$16.00
Short Handled Seed and Feed Tote
US$48.00
Short Handled Seed and Feed Tote
US$48.00
Quinoa and Black Bean Snap Pouch
US$16.00
Number 9 in Floral Snap Pouch
US$16.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(234)
Sealily

Sealily on Aug 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Don't go Lou!!! Your stuff is so cool. Just kidding-I want you to have the life That YOU want

Laura B.

Laura B. on Aug 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulosity - I'm very happy as I've been wanting one of your bags for a long time and now I've finally got me one!! Yay!!!you're the bestest!!

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About

Trash to Treasure

Lou has spent the last 8 years vehemently advocating for the reduction and responsible use of plastic bags on the East Coast. Her journey started in San Diego where she witnessed first hand the extent of coastal waste, learned about Algalita, Captain Charles Moore, and the growing plastic waste movement. She has since moved the mission to Massachusetts, as she teaches others how to help diminish the growing Atlantic trash Gyre. Her creative business, Lou's Upcycles, has turned advocacy into action by creating an accessory line from fused, post-consumer, un-recyclable plastic bags. Hundreds of households across the country have donated over 50,000 bags to her one woman business. When not in her studio, she teaches workshops that explore her process, her mission, and all of our solutions.

Lou's Upcycles turns post-consumer plastic bags into innovative, graphically appealing textiles using the heat and pressure of an iron and heat press to fuse the bags to themselves. This textile is the base for a host of products which additionally involve combining rescued textiles for interior linings, and neckties for shoulder straps. Lou works alone and combines design, collage, and quilting skills, creating each piece from start to finish. From glasses cases to totes, patterns are of Lou's own creation and her designs are constantly evolving.

If you'd like to know more about how to increase your plastic responsibility, head to the resource pages of www.lousupcycles.com.

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  • S. Lou Leelyn

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Lou lives, works, and plays in beautiful western MA among communities that believe in shopping locally, eating locally sourced food, consuming and wasting less. Her creative passions involve the environment, color, geometry, and organized chaos.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 5, 2016
The mission of Lou's Upcycles is to take un-recycable plastic packaging otherwise headed for the landfill and upcycle it into wearable, functionable, trashion art. Plastic bags are turned into fabric using heat and pressure then collaged and quilted together to ensure a durable, long lasting accessory.
While a very, very, small portion of supplies are bought new, 99.99% of the materials used are found, scavenged and re-used including internal fabric linings, neckties, adornments and hardware.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments are accepted via PayPal, Direct Checkout (Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover), or Etsy Gift Card.

I am also happy to take a phone call utilizing Square. Feel free to message me.

Custom orders must be paid for before production begins.

*MA residents will have 6.25% sales tax applied to all of their purchases*
Shipping
All orders are shipped USPS Priority Mail which allows for a 2-3 day delivery within the US. Each order comes with automatic tracking and $50 insurance. You will receive the tracking information through Etsy convos when your order heads to post.

I am not responsible for items lost in the mail. I am happy to provide any information to help you file a claim with USPS including tracking and delivery confirmation. You can file an online claim by visiting: https://www.usps.com/help/claims.htm

Get in touch for international orders to re-configure shipping costs. I am happy to ship internationally but cannot be responsible for customs fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
All Sales are Final. While I don't offer full refunds, I am open to exchanges. Because each piece is totally unique, you may find that you purchase an item as a gift and they aren't as thrilled as you were. At your shipping expense, I am happy to exchange a gift for a different item. Additionally, don't hesitate to get in touch if you are unhappy with your order. I take great pride in my craftwomanship but if you do find that something is broken or flawed, I am open to an exchange. Let's work together to come up with a solution!
Additional policies and FAQs
Your order is shipped using 100% biodegradable/compostable/recyclable bubble-mailers, poly-mailers, kraft paper and/or packaging tape (all made in the USA)

Printed invoices are not included in your packages, unless requested, to reduce paper waste.