As the saying goes… when it rains, it pours. And my goodness it can really pour when it wants to, can’t it?! Oftentimes, accompanied by great gusts of wind that play havoc with the humble umbrella (particularly if it’s been purchased mid-thunder at the closest supermarket you’d dived into before the heavens opened).
And if, like us, you’ve often wondered whether there isn’t some wonderful upcycling wizard that can take your mangled brolly and give it a new lease of life, rather than dumping it in the bin, then you’re in luck! After doing a little research, we’ve recently discovered the wonderful Catrin of SPECIFICCO, who, with her magical DIY skills, transforms the canopy into a raft of new creations using the fabric that all too often ends up in landfill.
So, if you’re looking to rid yourself of old umbrellas that are no longer fit for purpose, then please do drop them into the Lowie shop. We know Catrin will be thrilled to repurpose these into a range of wonderful things, such as Swim bags, Bicycle basket covers, iPhone holders and key pouches. Check out her handmade accessories page to see the full range.