Our partners share our vision for upcycling and have given us material and moral support. In particular is Green Iowa/Americorp along with Green Dubuque and Key City Creative Center in the creation and distribution of Boomerang Bags. These are bags made from used t-shirts that seek to decrease the use of plastic bags in our community. Upcycle Dubuque has become the hub for making these in eastern Iowa. We recently connected to OpenDoors/Maria House to engage their sewing circle. Our store is now serving as the manufacturing center for the Boomerang Bag program in Dubuque. We also work closely with the Key City Creative Center, where much of our “constructive” work is performed. Finally, we have a great relationship with Fountain of Youth with whom we’ve created three reclaimed products for which a portion of the proceeds are shared.