We are a mom-and-daughter duo passionate about upcycling and creating functional, everyday products by hand.
From upcycled planters to upcycled handbags, we create our products by adding value to plastic waste. We want to make an impact and be the change, one upcycled product and one second chance at a time.
My name is Tessa O’Halloran and I see waste materials differently. I believe waste is too valuable a resource to waste. Since 2017, plasticity. has re-imagined waste materials and transformed them into functional everyday, upcycled products that add value to your everyday life.
I am inspired by the hopeful notion of neuroplasticity – our brain’s ability to create new neural pathways in response to change and our ability to adapt in a positive manner to challenges. I think when faced with a challenge, we are presented with the opportunity to re-think, and potentially even thrive…
plasticity. is based in the Eastern Cape, the province with the highest rate of unemployment, currently sitting at 47.1%, in the country with the highest level of unemployment in the world. I believe we are uniquely positioned to make an impact in the Eastern Cape by creating opportunities for skills-based training, supporting local plastic recyclers and giving second chances.