Our mission

The Upcycle Movement was founded on the belief that ‘It’s only waste if we waste its potential’

Where moste see waste – we see possibility.
Neo Collection is the debut design collection. These are bags and accessories made from upcycled wetsuits for everyday adventures. 10% of this collection goes to Seal Rescue Ireland.
We know that there are so many materials out there that can be rescued and given new purpose. There are business opportunities and waste solutions waiting to be discovered by doing so.


Monday 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
Friday 9:00 - 17:00


Design, Collections & Collaborations

The Upcycle Movement is also home to ‘Re Source’  – a platform for sourcing waste streams (resources) and connecting these with designers who can repurpose them.

We also facilitate talks and workshops which focus on upcycling and finding a business opportunity in locally sourced waste materials.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.