At UP Cycle Design, our vendors are important to us. They are artisans, designers, and small business owners that we support by selling their upcycled products through our website! And YOU support them by purchasing products from our website!
Kaitlin Schwemmer, the creator of Ruff Knots, is a Pre-Veterinary Student at UD, and involved in the Delaware Innovation Fellowship program. She is involved in The Seeing Eye puppy raising program and has raised 2 dogs so far- Jane, who is guiding in Wisconsin, and Apex, who is in formal training. Ruff Knots was created as a way to help alleviate the textile crisis by creating upcycled dog toys.
Cole Fiory founded PhillyPlastiCo during the pandemic when he saw all our recycling getting thrown in the trash trucks. This eventually led him to discover Precious Plastic, a global open source organization & community looking to empower people to make new things out of 100% Recycled Plastic. Cole then took his background and Degree in Architecture and Design to come up with a line of useful and durable products made from Recycled Plastic that are designed to last a lifetime.
Check out his Instagram!