Someone’s trash is another person’s treasure. That’s the philosophy of Old School Industries, a new business that creates unique, one-of-a-kind homewares and furniture by up-cycling. Defined by the creators as “The future of retro”, old furniture is repurposed and transformed into a funky array of colors, patterns, designs and structures. With a passion for vintage furniture and a skill in fine joinery and furniture design, partners Sascha and Brett started Old School Industries as a hobby, and it quickly became a profitable business. Together, they spend time scouring flea markets, garage sales and charity stores sourcing unwanted pieces. Conscious of a greener future, the company employs green business practices including the reuse and recycling of as many materials as possible and sourcing of other materials from within their local community. Brett also hand mills fallen timber collected from local properties, which is then used in the creation of bespoke elements of their upcycled pieces.
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