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4 Upcycled Stores to Shop From

You can splurge without the environmental guilt!


Admit it—shopping is fun. Whether you splurge on clothes, shoes, or bags, shopping makes you feel good. And for those who love to decorate and improve their homes, nothing can sound better than hearing your favorite home stores going on sale.

But aside from discounts and clearance sales, another thing that can make shopping fun is buying upcycled pieces. Not only do you take home a new chair or table, you also get to help a group of people carry on with their green practice of using scrap materials in order to produce their pieces. Now, are you ready to shop? Check these stores out:

1. Junk Not!

Junk Not! Eco-Creatives Initiatives produces items made from scrap materials like old newspapers and magazines, foil packs, and plastic wrappers, to name a few. These are used to make bags, slippers, and items for the home like newspaper baskets and placemats.

For more details, check out Junk Not!’s Facebook page.

2. Upcycle Manila

Upcycle Manila spruces up old furniture pieces by reupholstering them (for seating pieces) and refurbishing or breathing new life into them. They use different kinds of materials like metal and reclaimed wood. They also make bespoke furniture, but you can buy ready-made pieces at Stall CB-90, 2/L Bldg. C., Tiendesitas, Pasig City. 

Check out Upcycle Manila on Facebook and Instagram.


Let the warmth and beauty of wood grace your home without chopping trees. makes custom furniture pieces from reclaimed wood. The beautiful craftsmanship behind the pieces is simply admirable—they’ll surely be a stunner in your home.

For more details, follow on Instagram.

4. Kubular            

Kubular also offers beautiful wooden pieces, some of which are made from reclaimed wood. Their slim, boxy silhouettes make them great additions to a modern home.

Learn more about Kubular when you visit their website or by following them on Instagram.

PHOTOS (in order): Dairy Darilag | Upcycle Manila | Dekko | Kubular.

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