Upcycle with Jing


Upcycle with Jing originally was a MA thesis project launched by Helsinki based designer Wang Jing, in the year 2018 during her study in Aalto University, Finland.

Through sharing ideas of upcycling, for example, crafting jewelry out of plastic bottles, redesigning second-hand clothes etc. Jing wants to show the limitless creative solutions of upgrading our unwanted products, instead of throwing them away.

Just like the saying, “If it is not sustainable, it is not beautiful.” She wants to influence more designers to make conscious decision during their design process, and for crafters to rethink their life and make better choices.


“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

My name is Jing. I am an upcycling designer based in Helsinki.

I handcraft unique products from wasted materials. For example, I create jewelry out of PET bottles, brooches from secondhand beads and leftover leathers. You can find more products from my Etsy store.

I conduct DIY upcycling workshops to schools, universities, NGOs and private groups. During the workshop, I share my understanding of sustainability and techniques of craft-based upcycling.

At the same time I work as a sustainable design consultant for companies and organizations such as IKEA, Roots and Shoots and NELIS. The aim is to help them to figure out how to transform their products & services into a more sustainable way.

Jane Goodall inspired me a lot, she makes me realize how powerful can a individual be. From her words: “Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference. Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us, especially each other.”




See you at Finnish Craft & Design fair 2019!

On 15-17 November, Upcycle with Jing will join the Finnish Crafts & Design Fair 2019 in Tampere, Finland.


Order Upcycling workshops from me

Jing offers different kinds of DIY upcycling workshops for your group. See more details here:


Etsy shop update 2019 summer

Buy more handmade upcycled products from our Etsy online shop.

Please purchase my research eBook - “Upcycling through Crafts”  here .

Please purchase my research eBook - “Upcycling through Crafts” here.


Book a workshop

What type of workshop would you like for your groups?


For ordering products, collaborations(I’m open for all kinds):


+358 (0) 44 3883 818

Wechat: 81818030

Instagram: @upcyclewithjing

Vermonkuja 1,

00370 Helsinki