Upcycling Design Challenge – You could be $500 richer.

It seems that just when I am struggling to come up with something exciting to write about  – something comes across my desk that becomes news worthy.  Yesterday, Kara from UnCommonGoods, an online retailer that offers creatively designed, high-quality merchandise to a broad audience, sent me an email. If you aren’t familiar with the types of products they offer, you’d be glad to know that  our very own Mary Kearns of HerbanLifestyle is just one of the many vendors whose items are found in their catalog.

Getting back on topic, Kara emailed me to let me know that UncommonGoods is hosting an Upcycling Design Challenge, which she thought EcoEtsy members and our blog readers would be interested in entering.  By entering, you are not only showcasing your unique talents and creations you also get a chance to win $500 and an UncommonGood contract.  Woohoo to that!

Here are the details:

Upcycling Design Challenge

-Grand Prize: $500 and an UncommonGoods Vendor Contract

-Can submit anything and everything with an upcycling story

-Guest Judges: Yuka Yoneda of Inhabitat and Tiffany Threadgould of TerraCycle

-Submission Deadline: September 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET

-Submission page: http://www.uncommongoods.com/designs/upcycling-contest (use “click here”, “UncommonGoods”, or a bare link when including this link in post)

– Judges will provide runners-up with a critique of their work, tips for marketing and growing your business.

For more detailed details click here.


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It was the day the earth stood still and we mourned the loss of so many lives.

We will never Forget!



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About Myra @ HerbanLuxe

Myra is an Etsian with an MBA. The art of business and technology are her two obsessions. She has been writing EcoEtsy Business Tips since 2010. Myra grew up in Puerto Rico with grandparents who were a head of their time and didn't know it - living what we would call today, "a simple green life." Her love of learning and teaching are the key drivers in almost everything she does.