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A collaboration between Mercedes-Benz & CREUSE

This Christmas, change is written in the stars.

It’s been a pleasure hosting upcycling workshops on 17th & 18th December 2022 with Mercedes-Benz Singapore!

In addition to gaining insights into the local pallet industry and our upcycling processes, participants learnt how to turn reclaimed wood into these pretty vases from our “Bloom” collection.🌼

Thank you, Mercedes-Benz for supporting our Zero-Waste movement. 🙌🏻


Learn about our processes and the Mercedes-Benz's Stars of Change campaign below.

For tips on how to care & maintain, click here.

To learn more about natural wood defects, click here.

Our upcycling process

XCEL adopts the circular economy model as part of our efforts to work towards Zero-waste. When we receive broken or damaged pallets, our priority is to repair them for their intended use. If they cannot be repaired, we will dismantle them and these materials will be upcycled into other pallets or into lifestyle products at our sustainable brand, CREUSE!


Upcycling may seem easy but it requires lots of time and effort! Here are the steps to complete an upcycled project:

  1. Dismantling pallets and crates into loose planks and boards.

  2. Heat treatment for all reclaimed wooden materials.

  3. Custom cut to sizes depending on project requirements.

  4. Jointing of reclaimed planks (Compulsory process for bigger panels).

  5. Planning/Thicknessing.

  6. The initial process of sanding wooden materials.

  7. Assembly of project items.

  8. Finishing process of sanding wooden materials.

  9. Applying of finishing coats.


During the process of completing an upcycled project, all offcuts, wooden chips, shavings and sawdust do not go to waste! These precious materials are ground into smaller pieces which will be collected and compressed into biomass pellets for biomass energy.

Thank you for being a part of our Zero-waste movement! ♻️🤍

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Stars of Change


The Stars of Change tree at Great World brings festive cheer and hope for a brighter, greener future for all.
Displayed in the atrium of Great World, Mercedes-Benz's venue partner, this is a Christmas tree with a difference: an 8-metre installation built entirely from upcycled materials.

The tree celebrates the wondrous possibilities of renewal, transformation, and goodwill – each of these is a key tenet for a more sustainable world.

Stars of Change is built in collaboration with design and build lab Superstructure and is proudly supported by Great World, a BCA Green Mark Gold Plus building as a venue partner. It is the latest initiative in Mercedes-Benz's ongoing commitment towards the environment.

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