Upcycled Creative is an award winning small business founded by Lee Richards in 2012 in response to witnessing the sheer number of items that could have been recycled being thrown away. He set out to show that reclaimed items could be given a new lease of life whilst helping the environment.

One project led to another and Upcycled Creative was born. 

The business is now based at Cromford Mills, part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. The mills are steeped in a history of industrial heritage driven by innovation and this innovation continues today as everyday items are turned into pieces of functional beauty. 

We welcome visitors to browse our studio’s ever changing displays whilst fulfilling and dispatching orders to customers nationally and worldwide.