Abbie Quansah started up-cycling wine bottles in 2018 as a self taught hobby. She created handmade, personal, and unique gifts for her fellow wine-lover family and friends and would donate her products to charities to support fundraisers.
When COVID-19 pandemic escalated in 2020, she re-visited this hobby as a form of emotional therapy to help her get through a difficult year. After many positive feedback and received great support of her work, the wine-lover decided to turn her hobby into a business and opened her online store in October 2020.
Friends, family, and local residents began to save, clean, and donate their empty bottles to the environmentally-friendly business. The business momentum became a sign of encouragement and it fueled her to become resilient and determined to grow the business while bringing a little light to others during their darkest days.
Her vision and her love for wine -- Wine Not Upcycle was born.