Upcycled Gift bags. Anyone?

Although the global awareness on environmental issues has increased tremendously, only a minute percentage of people have consciously changed their consumption patterns. Not that they don’t want to, but probably these products don’t add up to their coolness factor or their standards per se. Nevertheless, we just don’t give up. We at The White Light, continue to find solutions to cater to the ‘likes’ of people, with bombastic designs, convince them to make the ultimate switch

Our Upcycled Pen Stands

What do we do with used toilet paper rolls and all the discarded cloth that we keep collecting? Well, we get creative. We design, innovate and use every bit of material we have, doesn’t matter the combinations. Particularly when the goal is to reduce the waste dumped to the landfills, ideas do emerge. A simple, yet very useful and durable product that we tried and tested and yes, also sold in large quantities are these awesome pen stands, made from discarded fabric and used t

The Upcycled Art Series…

There are numerous artists whose work of art is inspirational and people spend hours in art galleries to analyze and admire their paintings and sculptures. We do the same thing, just that we particularly appreciate artists like Haroshi, from Japan, who create artwork from discarded materials. Haroshi’s passion to upcycle discarded skateboards into intricate work of art emerged from his infatuation for skateboards in his early teens. The work of art speaks for itself, the comp

Why The White Light uses recycled handmade paper.

The White Light contributes to the environment in its unique way. Apart from being known to upcycle different discarded materials and giving them new life, we particularly also use recycled handmade paper for our range of products. Here are the reasons why: Because one ton of Recycled Handmade Paper saves 3 tons of wood and 100 cubic meters of water. The water and wood saved for one ton of paper converts into: • 6 trees for life giving oxygen, soil and water • 3 years of coo

Some more of our Eco-friendly gift tags

We love them even more because the paper we used is made from recycling cotton rags, which otherwise would find place only in the garbage pit. These beautiful gift tags are now available on sale, you can buy them by clicking here. Yes, it’s that simple :). #creativity #gifting #Recycled #upcycled

How about personalizing those gifts?

The gifting season continues, be it weddings, engagement ceremonies, birthdays or even house-warming, there is always a reason to celebrate. It’s during one such occasion, when I had to gift a bouquet of flowers to someone and felt the desperate need of a gift tag that would go with my flowers. I didn’t want any of those plastic looking mill made paper tags with a flowery print, but I wanted something more ethnic and being an amateur environmentalist of some sort, definitely

From The White Light Travel Diary

In one of our recent visits to Chennai, we discovered the most fascinating version of upcycled shipping containers. The containers are creatively converted into a control room for traffic cops. Located right on the main road when you travel from the airport to the city, this container will not fail to catch the eye of an environment fanatic. We’ve seen various versions of upcycled shipping containers but to find one in your country and being used by traffic cops is absolutely

Upycling ~ Let the creativity flow

We thought we’ll try out something with discarded egg cartons this time and this is what came of it :). The flowers and the vase entirely made from discarded egg cartons. Something worth trying we feel, better than throwing them in the bin any day! #creativity #upcycled

Look what we upcycled. Do you like it?

A new look to the used cold coffee bottles, and a new job for it. We like to re-create and we like to re-design. What most people would throw away, we give it another life (well, we do try). Instead of those empty glass bottles reaching the garbage landfill straight away, once we’re done with our delicious cold coffee, we extend their life further by giving it another job to do. Of course mother Earth’s job reduces just a little bit in the process, which we feel good about. W

Upcycled what in China?

Steamer trays and wooden chopsticks are some of the most ubiquitous trash objects in China – and are thus the perfect to upcycle into something useful and durable at the ends of their short and eventual first lives, like this simple (but also functional and comfortable) wood stool design by B.A.S.E. This hybrid upcycled object is more crafty and comfortable that it initially appears. The stacked steamer trays are light-weight but also critically hollow for a flexible foam ins