'Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value'
For me, upcycling is finding a white French Connection dress in a chairty shop, dying it red and embellishing it with metal stars.
The dress cost 7 euro, the dye cost 4 euro (& was also used for my tie dying antics!!), the metal stars were salvaged from a belt that broke years ago.
The result is pretty and rock'n'roll at the same time.
Upcycling is also using the remaining stars to embellish a skirt that I made for myself from a pair of jeans my sister was getting rid of... bonus :D
See, upcycling = great :D