Upcycling gets a festival


Last month in my Simplicity column, I highlighted a local business, Wine Punts, whose whole philosophy and practice revolves around the art of upcycling

The environmentally- and socially-conscious practice of creatively reusing items is obviously gaining steam along with other mindful, eco-friendly movements worldwide. ('Cuz, you know, 35,000 walrus can't be wrong.)

And Denver is jumping on board with its inaugural Palletfest.

Here's what you need to know about it from a spirited press release, should you wish to head up this coming weekend:

Most people these days are taught to think outside the box. But in all honesty, people like me just want to know what cool stuff we can build with the box. We like abandoned warehouse restaurants, shopping for our new clothes at second-hand stores, and making art from things we found on the street. We love to create things, from the stuff the rest of the world thinks is trash.
Luckily Kenny Fisher, eco-entrepreneur/superman, created and crowdfunded an event for people like you and I...........PalletFest.
Palletfest – The nation's first Upcycling Festival, Is set to take place on October 11th and 12th in the heart of Denver, CO. Best of all, it is totally FREE to anybody that comes. The festival will feature live music and art, an upcycling fashion show, food and beer, etcetera, and most importantly everything will be built out of recycled shipping pallets.
Sponsored by Denver's Mayor Michael Hancock, Palletfest is Colorado’s first Certifiably Green event, and is setting up to travel nationally after its premier in Denver.
Wooden pallets can easily become stylish furniture. - SHUTTERSTOCK
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  • Wooden pallets can easily become stylish furniture.

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