Plastic bottle tops with bolt cutters and cookie cutters on a workmat

About Trash Panda

Jewellery as unique as your personality.

Made from waste plastic, industrial offcuts, pre-loved textiles and recycled precious metals in a garden studio in Southsea.

Unusual shapes, striking colour combinations and materials you wouldn’t expect, each piece is a masterpiece of upcycling

From minimalist elegance to bold statement pieces, find the missing puzzle piece to make your outfit a bit more special.

Meet the Maker

Lou has been making jewellery for the last 4 years, having taught herself at her dining table with a starter kit of pliers and jewellery findings.

Her first store, The Mildred Trouble Shop, had the pleasure of 350+ Etsy orders, sold to hundreds of people face-to-face at local markets and is stocked in 3 outlets in Portsmouth.

Never content with sitting still and with a passion for sustainability, Lou’s constantly upskilling and finding new materials to work with. In 2023 she launched a Crowdfunder for a workshop and Trash Panda was born – a brand new jewellery collection using waste materials.

Whether it’s an eye catching pair of earrings or a quirky necklace, each piece is designed to make you smile.

A woman lying on a carpeted floor surrounded by materials

Hall of Fame

I am so grateful to these wonderful humans for donating to my Crowdfunder:

Alicia Lea
Alison Arnold
Alison Ballamy
Alison Dobbie
Anita Netherton
Betty Waterhouse
Chloe Eaton
Chris Herron
Clare Seek
Dan Wakeman
Debbie Flannagan
Drusilla Moody
Elaine Barber
Elaine Hutton
Emma Pinto
Erika Grenville
Heather Walters-Pierce
Helen Newman
Ian Hendy
Jane Allen
Jennifer Farrell
Joanna Girdon
Joy Yau
Julie Whitehead
Karen Woods
Kate Kennard
Laura Burrows
Laura Desert-Lacay
Laurence Popoff
Louise Gray
Louise Maybery
Louise O’Brien
Lucy Reynolds
Mark Terris
Nicola Odell
Oliver Lea
Paul Davis
Pollinisia Reid
Rachel Mercer
Ricardo Blanco
Sally Murgatroyd
Sam Cooper
Sandie Roberts
Terri Johnson
Tracy Neville
Zoe Gray

… and those special people that wish to remain anonymous ⭐