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A Thank You Note To Our Supporters

A Thank You Note To Our Supporters

We are so grateful for the all the incredible support we have been receiving from the media, influencers, our partners, seamstresses, and people donating face masks to first responders and essential workers! Every mask counts, so we would like to thank each one of you for helping us make this project successful! Here we highlight some of you: WWD Harper's Bazaar US Weekly Fashion Week Online NBC 6 South Florida El Nuevo Herald MSN Yahoo! News Time Out AméricaTevé América Digital Noticias Mujer Balance Fort Lauderdale Daily Narcity America Digital Noticias To continue to help us purchase a mask for a first responder click...

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UpCycle Foundation X Paraiso

UpCycle Foundation X Paraiso

In the art market, Covid-19 has had the most immediate effect on emerging artists. Up-and-coming artists, who, even before the pandemic, were making very modest incomes, are now left without commercial outlets for their work, as many galleries, auction houses, and art fairs have shut down.  UpCycle Foundation and Paraiso Miami Beach partner up once more to foster a sense of solidarity within the art and fashion community by supporting selected works that promote “feel good” initiatives and connect people despite absence of public gatherings.               Dejan Despotovich is a Serbian artist and fashion designer based in Miami. His melancholic yet dark...

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Upcycle Foundation and Josie Bruno Vintage Unite to Donate Face Masks

Upcycle Foundation and Josie Bruno Vintage Unite to Donate Face Masks

Difficult times often bring people together to allow for friendships and collaborations flourish, bring hope to others, and strengthen our community. At Upcycle Foundation, we are thrilled to join forces with Josie Bruno Vintage, who as a response to COVID-19, donated over 1,000 jacket backs to produce masks, all of which she has sewn and given to more than 500 first responders.

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UpCycle Foundation's Response to COVID-19

UpCycle Foundation's Response to COVID-19

In response to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, the UpCycle Foundation is committed to using a portion of donated resources to help our community.  At the beginning of March 2020, the UpCycle Foundation received a donation of more than 7,000 new 100% heavy cotton t-shirts that were incorrectly printed for a Florida school. Due to COVID-19 quarantine, the t-shirts could not be shipped to the recycling facility and remained in storage. After extensive research, and in response to the CDC call out to make house-made masks, we have decided to make them out the 100% heavy cotton material from...

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