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Rs. 1,500.00

Embroidered cover travelogue cum planners made using upcycled, recycled and discarded materials giving you an alternative to the machine-made or leather products. The embroidery is inspired by the traditional form of Kasuti embroidery and also some contemporary style cross-stitches. These are in size close to an A5 size book. Sized at 20 X 14 centimetre. 

 Materials Upcycled and hand-cleaned tyre tubes
Recycled polyester felt
Discarded threads from production units
Process

First, the waste and discarded tyre tubes are hand-cleaned and cut to size for the Redori covers and prepared by sticking the embroidered recycled felt to it.
Hand-cut finishing, assembly of accessories and functionality fixtures


** Please note that the embroidered threads may vary in colour and thickness based on available discarded materials.

Rs. 780.00

These goggle cases are hand-cut and made from discarded tyre tubes. They have an inner lining of recycled felt that forms a soft cushioned surface for the spectacles. The cases make a good environmentally conscious substitute for the existing cases in the market. The tire tubes have a long life span and durability. These measure 17 cm X 5.5 cm X 6 cm in size.

 Materials Discarded tyre tubes
Recycled polyester felt
Metallic button
Process Hand cleaned tyre tubes infused with recycled polyester felt for soft cushioning for the goggles
Hand-cut and hand-stitched finish 

* Please note that the product textures and colours may vary based on available raw materials.

Hand stitched Multipurpose pouch - Upcycled tyre tube and VHS tape - The Second Life India Hand stitched Multipurpose pouch - Upcycled tyre tube and VHS tape - The Second Life India
small medium
Rs. 750.00

Sometimes one needs that odd size for their tools, nick-nacks or other creative supplies. These are for those times and to be organised and relaxed. These pouches are a unique combination of our own (invented) stitching process and will tickle the sustainable bone in you. 

 Materials Hand-cleaned Upcycled tyre tubes
Hand-stretched upcycled VHS (video) tapes
Metallic buttons
Process The VHS tape used as threads is first hand-stretched with proper tension to convert them into threads for stitching. Hand-cleaned tyre tubes are prepared with punching holes manually for sewing.
Then using a strip hand-cleaned upcycled tyre tube and VHS tape thread the pieces are hand-stitched to perfect shape. For finishing and closure, the final metallic button is added for an intriguing look.

** Please note that the texture and thickness of tyre tubes may vary based on available raw materials.
** Customisation is possible for orders above 50 pieces.

Rs. 900.00

Is upcycling what you are keen on, then these ones are the best fit. These Coptic bound books are made of 100% upcycled materials and available in limited nos. The covers are made using waste boards and waste paper as cove jacket. 

Materials Upcycled boards covered with waste papers
Inner papers are leftover sheets from a bill book of years old
Bound with waste threads from production units
Process These books are hand-bound using waste board, waste papers and old bill book papers. The cover is printed using a simple alchemy symbol of planet earth and titled Mother
Dedicated to the planet earth which is supposed to be treated and respected as a mother. 
Page details

90 unruled pages of 100% upcycled papers and boards

100 GSM upcycled paper - Smooth texture


** These books are part of our limited edition range and are available for a limited no. 

Mother Earth - Set of staple stitch booklet - The Second Life India Mother Earth - Set of staple stitch booklet - The Second Life India
a6is a5is
Rs. 240.00

A set of simple staple-bound books made using upcycled and recycled materials. A perfect fit for those day to day notes or scrapbooking needs. Available in A6 (pocket-friendly) and A5 sizes.

Materials Upcycled paper boards from the printing press
100% recycled paper
Process Screen printed wasteboard (250-270 GSM) covers
Prepared covers are staple bound with 100% recycled papers using a staple binding technique
Final cutting is done using a die punch

** Please note that the screen printed covers may vary based on the paper available.

Multipurpose pouches - Upcycled tyre tube and waste wood - The Second Life India Multipurpose pouches - Upcycled tyre tube and waste wood - The Second Life India
small wide medium wide large wide
Rs. 530.00

A new addition to our handmade, upcycled and recycled product range are these versatile pouches of different shape and sizes. Handmade using upcycled tyre tubes and upcycled waste wood. The diversity of size provides a choice for one’s need. One can use select a suitable size for the need of the hour.

Materials Upcycled tyre tubes
Upcycled waste and leftover wood
Process The tyre tubes are hand-cleaned and prepared for a variety of shapes and sizes. Waste wood is shaped into thin strips, cleaned and finished for use with tyre tubes. These materials are put together using templates for a final finish into a multipurpose pouch. 

** Please note that the wood is of rescued and discarded materials. It may vary in texture and colour based on available waste materials.

Multipurpose pouches - Upcycled tyre tube, waste wood and recycled felt - The Second Life India Multipurpose pouches - Upcycled tyre tube, waste wood and recycled felt - The Second Life India
small wide medium wide large wide
Rs. 530.00

A recent addition to our handmade, upcycled and recycled product range are these versatile pouches of different shape and sizes. Handmade using upcycled tyre tubes, upcycled waste wood and recycled felts. The diversity of colours provide a choice fo one’s taste. One can use select a suitable size for the need of the hour.

Materials Upcycled tyre tubes
Upcycled waste and leftover wood
Recycled felt
Process The tyre tubes are hand-cleaned and prepared to a variety of shapes and sizes to be fused with a set of coloured recycled felt. Waste wood is shaped into thin strips, cleaned and finished for use with tyre tubes. These materials are put together using templates for a final finish into a multipurpose pouch. 

** Please note that the wood is of rescued and discarded materials. It may vary in texture and colour based on available waste materials.

Rs. 1,650.00

These intriguing pendant lights are handmade from leftover or discarded paper cardboards. We procure and segregate the papers found at a waste vendor or printing units for future designs and use. The papers are of good quality, strong and bright colours. Available in a variety of options. As these are made from leftover papers the availability is limited to a similar colour or paper type. 

The fixture that holds the pendant holder is made from old & discarded vinyl records (LP records). 

 Materials

Hand-cut paper boards
Laser-cut vinyl records
4-watt filament LED bulb

Process

Waste paper boards are cut to size and shape by hand using a standard template to have uniform paper boards

These paper boards are folded and stuck in a fanfold style to create the paper lantern. 

Tutorial

 https://youtu.be/KYivwT9M0uU

 

* LED filament bulbs available in warm white light and E27 bulb holder.

Paper mache bowls - Upcycled block printed newspaper - The Second Life India Paper mache bowls - Upcycled block printed newspaper - The Second Life India
s m
Rs. 180.00

These paper bowls handmade from waste newspaper and upcycled & block printed newspapers are a perfect fit for those coffee tables and side tables to carry dry items of all nature, such as keys, dry fruits, potpourri pouches, marbles, stones and small nicknacks. They can also be used as organisers while working on one's craft projects, children and adults alike. 

These are handmade by individuals with intellectual disability in collaboration with Diya Foundation, Bangalore. 

Materials Waste newspapers
Upcycled & block printed newspapers
Paper glue
Process

A mould is covered using waste newspaper strips dipped in glue. They are circularly layered over each other until the desired thickness is obtained.
Once done, they are left to dry. On drying a layer of block printed newspapers is applied and for final finishing, a coat of varnish is used to make it water-resistant.


** Please note that these bowls are made by hand and may have varied texture and finish. These are suitable for only dry items. 

Rs. 850.00

They are targeted to a sustainable traveller’s need for the security and safekeeping of passports and other immigration documents. These are smallholders that can hold up to 2 passports, few cards and small folded papers.
These are made using a combination of upcycled tyre tubes, recycled felt and upcycled Flex as inner layers.

Materials Upcycled and hand-cleaned tyre tubes
Recycled polyester felt
Upcycled Flex (billboard materials)
 
Process The waste and discarded tubes are hand-cleaned and prepared to be fused with recycled felt for a range of colour covers for passports. The waste flex is prepared to shape and size to be used as inner layers for holding cards and stuck together with the cover. 

 

Rs. 170.00

Pencils are a great source of inspiration for many who write, sketch, design, illustrate or even calculate. These set of 6 pencils are made using recycled papers and hand-dyed using organic colours. Available in  3 types of patterns. A flat colour, a twister and a spiral style visual design feature.

Available in three styles and packs of 6 and 9 based on one's curiosity and personal style. 

Materials Recycled paper
Organic colours
HB / 2B leads
Process Pencil leads rolled in recycled papers or newspapers using glue are hand-coloured using organic colours to create solid and pattern styles

 ** Mix sets will have a mix of three visual styles in the same number of pencils. 

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