Kuttlefish - New Online Upcycling Community and Marketplace

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day 2015! To celebrate this day, marking year-round efforts towards more sustainable ways of inhabiting our planet, I wanted to share a wonderful new online community and marketplace for goods made of reused, recycled and upcycled materials called Kuttlefish. Whether looking for a gift, decorating a house or seeking some DIY upcycling inspiration, Kuttlefish is a super site to visit and get involved with. Each product listed on the Kuttlefish marketplace must contribute to waste reduction, most commonly with recycled, upcycled or reused content. For community members, the Kuttlefish platform also offers social networking capabilities such as mail, discussion forums and idea sharing. It also seems super easy to open a shop on Kuttlefish! There is only 1% commission on all sales for the first 12 months of operation and no other additional fees. Starting from the second year of a shop's operation, there are still no listing fees, but the sales commission goes up a little to only 3% and there is a $0.50 cent 'sold item' fee for every item sold. Kuttlefish offers a great opportunity for upcyclers to share and sell their creations in an easy, affordable way and I really hope it keeps growing. Here are some of my favorite finds available on Kuttlefish, but hop on over and take a look for yourselves!

Recycled Factory Offcut Leather Front Pocket Bag by What Daisy Did

Tropical Colours Statement Necklace with Tassels by Liene Berzina

Recycled Fish Food Sac Bag by coll.part.

Recycled Cotton T-Shirt Braided Necklace by

Upcycled Poncho made from Scarves by Substantielles Minimum

Green Tiffany Lampshade by Donna Walker Design

Bird Wall Clock by Upstairs Studio

Scented Beer Bottle Candles by Nina's Unique Reflections

Beer and Soda Cups Whistles by Ioranscruggs

Broadway Armchair from Retired Aluminium Traffic Signs by Eco Artwear

Recycled Chair Back Coat Hanger by Eco Artwear