A huge amount of paper is being wasted everyday which needs to be avoided as they can be used for many purposes. The Department of Fashion Technology and we NFRC – Natural Fibre Research Center of KCT jointly organized a two day workshop titled ‘Paper upcycling’ to bring this to the attention of the students and create awareness on the same. This workshop that primarily focused on the reduction of newspaper waste was conducted on 23 and 24 April, 2018. It was a sustainability based workshop that had around 55 school children as participants. The children were taught by the representatives of Auroville, Pondicherry the art of newspaper upcycling, thus minimizing the waste generated by newspapers. The children from various schools took part in a brisk and energetic way. This workshop helped the children learn new methods to effectively utilize waste materials and convert them into viable home based products.