About John Avarino

John Avarino is the founder of upcyclecrew.com With a background in digital marketing combined with a high passion to re-purpose and re-use, he decided to put his skills and passion to the test.

Mary Jean’s Things

Mary Jean is the real deal. She is rolling it up everyday and getting a massive high from it. Her rolling skills are as tight as they come. COME ON! Get your head out of the gutter! I said Mary Jean, not Mary Jane… get with the program people! Mary Jean is one of the […]

By |January 14th, 2017|Art, Paper, Plastic|0 Comments

Antique Dresser by Chrissy’s Collections

Lisa and I recently purchased a Malcolm & Hill antique dresser from Chrissy’s Collections that is absolutely stunning. Malcolm & Hill manufactured furniture out of the Boehmer Box building in Kitchener Ontario. The building was built by Daniel Hibner (D. Hibner Furniture) in 1896 that operated until 1920. Furniture company Malcolm & Hill Ltd. operated […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Wood|0 Comments

Happy Bullfrog Plastic Bag Holder

Now here’s a clever idea – a plastic bag holder that neatly stores your plastic bags and acts as a plastic bag dispenser. Aleata Timmers, owner of HappyBullFrog, manufactures plastic bag holders from upcycled fabric. Aleata uses blue jeans, cargo pants, plaid shirts, and some have pockets to store batteries or whatever fits.

This bag holder is made from […]

By |October 15th, 2016|Fabric|0 Comments

R.Riveter American Handmade Bags

Now this is what I’m talking about! R.Riveter was born out of passion and a need to solve a problem. Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse are the founders of this awesome company that creates handmade bags straight out of America. But, this isn’t the awesome juice these ladies have squeezed into a full glass of awesomeness.

I […]

By |February 27th, 2016|Fabric|0 Comments