These lightweight and colourful square cufflinks are skilfully handcrafted from a disused skateboard deck by a skater who has seen many old and broken boards discarded without a second thought. They showcase the colourful layers of the plywoods from the original deck which are carefully cut, sanded and cleaned, and make a great eco-friendly gift for those who like skating or have a fond memories of it.
Upcycled by hand in Indonesia from a salvaged, abandoned wooden skateboard deck. Mounted on stainless steel posts with swivel fitting and presented in a card gift box.
Please note that there may be slight variations in colour, size and pattern from the pictured product. This reflects the handmade nature of the item and the sourcing of upcycled materials. It also adds to the individuality and uniqueness of each item as no two products are the same.
Suitable for vegans.
Approximately 1.7cm x 1.7cm.
Carefully cut, sanded and cleaned by hand in Indonesia using creativity and passion with crafting.
Upcycling is the innovative process of taking discarded everyday materials and using them to create something with a new purpose. This jewellery has been skilfully upcycled from a salvaged, abandoned wooden skateboard deck saved from landfill. The originality of materials used adds to the individuality and uniqueness of each item as no two products will ever be the same.
Paguro believe in aid through trade. They support designers in developing countries who operate in a socially responsible way and hope that by supporting their projects, can have a real impact on the development of the communities in which they operate.
Paguro also donate part of their profits to NGOs (non-governmental organisations) in developing countries who help young people discover their talents, learn traditional crafts or learn skills which will help them succeed.
Whilst travelling in South East Asia some time later, Yen by chance came across a designer whose mission was to create ethical bags and accessories using repurposed and recycled materials. Yen was impressed with the imaginative way in which the materials had been reinvented and the positive impact that their creation was having on the local community. Excited by their creativity, her passion was rekindled.
Scouring the globe looking for designers, each with their own mission and creative story, Yen made it her aim to share their brilliant products - showcasing the quality of their craftsmanship and the individuality of their designs. She decided to create a platform to tell their stories and support their visions and show the world what can be achieved with reclaimed and repurposed materials. Then Paguro was born!
Paguro is the Latin name for hermit crab, which Jen sees as a creature of inspiration. A hermit crab finds an empty shell, takes it and carries it around for protection. So by using a natural product and putting it to good use, a Paguro is nature’s own upcycle!