Remade in Britain, the UK’s first dedicated upcycling marketplace, has enlisted professional race team Enigma Motorsport to help launch a new service aimed at bringing together the nation’s upcyclers with a central hub of salvaged scrap.
Formula Three Cup team Enigma Motorsport is one of several salvage retailers signed up by Remade, and has already listed used motorsports parts for upcyclers to buy on the website, www.remadeinbritain.com, including brake discs and piston lamps.
The use of car parts and accessories within upcycled products has already emerged as a strong trend amongst retailers on the Remade in Britain website, with products ranging from tables made from V8 engines to wallets made from tyre tubing.
Ms Fenn said: “The Remade in Britain Salvage service provides an opportunity for people to get rid of their unwanted items and help prevent some of the 280m tonnes of waste produced each year in the UK from going to landfill by offering products a new lease of life.
“We hope Remade in Britain will be the first port of call for upcyclers looking for their next project or for inspiration to take on a product and turn it into something new.”
The popularity of repurposed and vintage items has surged in recent years, and the trend has been championed by TV property celebrities including Kirstie Allsopp and Kevin McCloud.