How IWAS Transforms Waste into Unique Lifestyle Products
In a world where sustainability is a growing priority, IWAS embraces a powerful philosophy: “Let’s move on UP.” Instead of “out with the old, in with the new,” IWAS transforms waste into unique lifestyle products by upcycling it.
With a commitment to creating additional value without additional waste or energy waste, old materials are given a new design and purpose while maintaining their uniqueness and authenticity. Upping is the new new.
From waste to upcycling must-have
IWAS seeks beauty in a variety of waste materials. From a rubber band to a glass bottle or burlap coffee bag, each material has the potential to become a real must-have. Our partners in India and Indonesia play a crucial role in collecting waste products, keeping these valuable materials from ending up in a landfill.
Upcycling is not recycling:
As an upcycling specialist, IWAS gives waste, such as glass bottles, a second life. The difference between upcycling and recycling is key. We give old materials, such as glass bottles, rubber tires, and burlap coffee bags, a new purpose in a creative way.
Respecting their unique, original properties, we use craftsmanship and clever design to create something new. While recycling is an energy-intensive process that reduces products to raw materials for reuse, we preserve the original value of the materials.
Hand-made with love
At IWAS, all of our products are lovingly handmade by local artists in India and Indonesia. In addition to providing sustainable employment opportunities, we deeply value the work of these local communities.
Every upcycling partner at IWAS is part of a bigger story that makes the world a little more beautiful.
Discover the magic of upcycling waste at IWAS, where waste is transformed into unique lifestyle products. Learn about the important difference between upcycling and recycling and discover how each product is made with love, respecting unique materials and local communities.
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