Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. The recovery of energy from waste materials is often included in this concept. The recyclability of a material depends on its ability to reacquire the properties it had in its original state. It is an alternative to “conventional” waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, thereby reducing energy usage, air pollution (from incineration), and water pollution (from landfilling).

Recycling is a key component of the ‘Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’ waste hierarchy. Thus, recycling aims toward environmental sustainability by substituting raw material inputs into and redirecting waste outputs out of the economic system.


Upcycling is the opposite of downcycling, which is the other part of the recycling process. Downcycling involves converting materials and products into new materials, most recycling involves converting or extracting useful materials from a product and creating a different product or material.


Biodesign combines principles from biology, engineering, and design. It involves the application of biological concepts and processes to design products, systems, and technologies that address issues in healthcare, environmental sustainability, agriculture, and more. Going beyond biomimicry, biodesign incorporates living organisms as vital elements that improve the final product’s functionality, thus giving nature an active role in shaping it.

Space Available - Lab - Mycelium Composite


Our exploration of the weaving arts began in 2020 with the Meditation Chair – a piece created in collaboration with Balinese artist Nano Uhero, which combines traditional craft methods with materials made from waste-plastics, and progressive design. 

Through the presentation of more and more radical weaving works, Space Available hopes to encourage the fusion of traditional, futuristic and ecologically-minded practices, paving a pathway for a more balanced world.


Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources; roots, berries, bark, leaves, wood and other biological sources such as fungi.

Artisanal Hand-stitching

With our artisan hand stitch we encourage the preservation of traditional techniques, innovated only by the use of new world materials which work within our circular system.

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