Upcycling is defined as:
Upcycle:1. The process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.
I also like to think of my upcycling as a better process than recycling because we don’t have much of a carbon footprint with our work. We don’t have to break down a product, i.e. plastic bottles, to then make it into another material which is then processed heavily to make a final product. We simply use a little electricity for the heat press/iron and the sewing machine. The rest is purse and simple man/woman power.