BizKids Competition Winner
Cool Deco was started in New Zealand by 8 year old Zoe Scarlet in 2013, as the submission to the Te Atatu Peninsula BizKids competition for young entrepreneurs. In February 2014, Zoe won the 8-10 year age group of the competition, and was also Overall Joint Winner!
Why recycled can crafts?
Zoe has a real passion for looking after the environment, so the idea of making products using recycled materials really appealed. The original inspiration came from browsing through Pinterest, and the ideas have just kept coming, with new products being added to the collection regularly.
All recycled soft drink cans are sourced from family and friends, the New Lynn Night Markets, plus visits to our local waste transfer station recycling bins. The cans are thoroughly washed, before being cut up, flattened and made into beautiful flowers, butterflies and other gorgeous designs.
Thanks for the support
During the BizKids competition and afterwards, Cool Deco has been given a great helping hand by these businesses, and we wanted to say a big thank to them for their support.
Love to Live – the charity that runs the BizKids competition, they do fantastic work in the local community
Scottie Crafts – for their provision of cutting plates and advice
Wayfarer Images – for the large format sign printing for signage
Miss Melicious – for her advice and mentoring
New Lynn Night Market – for the recycled cans they provide us with each week, support of their Zero Waste policy
EcoMatters Environment Trust – for processing the recycled cans from the New Lynn Night Market