It’s pretty amazing to see what creations people come up with for recycled, upcycled and eco-friendly items. Recycling and eco-friendly are pretty common terms these days; upcycling isn’t quite as mainstream, but it’s getting there. Upcycle means taking what would otherwise be wasted material and using it for something else. In other words, taking scraps or excess from new products and creating something.
In the past I’ve covered some of the best makeup bags for ladies — and there are many of options out there. Thus, it should come as no surprise that there are also some cool bags out there for gentlemen. And with Father’s Day creeping up we might have the perfect upcycled travel gift for the dad in your life, complete with a cool factor. It’s called an Upcycled Tent Dopp Kit made by the recycling and upcycling company TerraCycle. You can find their products on the UncommonGoods.com website.
Recently, an Upcycled Tent Dopp Kit arrived in the mail for me to review, and when my husband spotted it his interest was piqued with a response of, “That’s pretty cool.” And it is. (Darn it, I should have saved it for Father’s Day!) These nifty toiletry kits are made from reclaimed fabric discarded in the manufacture of camping tents, which means they’re durable, lightweight, and water and stain resistant – just like a tent. In fact, after browsing the other TerraCycle items, I think my son would really like the upcycled lunch bag since he has outgrown the character-themed lunch boxes.
What I find particularly nice about these products is that each upcycled bag will have its own unique characteristics. In other words, no product will be exactly alike.
Just this morning I stumbled up on a Pinterest board where these toiletry bags were pinned on someone’s “gifts for dad” board, so I’m not the only one who thinks this toiletry kit would make a great gift for Father’s Day and the best part is he doesn’t have to be a camper to appreciate it.