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Sewers + Makers Unite!

Sewers and makers, we need your help!! Australia is burning as our bushfire crisis rages out of control. Unprecedented numbers of wildlife have been killed and injured including our iconic koalas and kangaroos.

The RSPCA has created a simple how-to worksheet (google RSPCA Sewing Guide) and video which shows how to make care pouches for injured animals. If you’re feeling helpless like I was, put your skills into action and sew some up to send their way. Remember, this is just one organisation/pattern/tutorial and there are many out there that need our help so do some googling to find more. Another great resource is the Animal Rescue Craft Guild on Facebook, they have a bounty of information and tutorials for a variety wildlife groups in need of donations.

My friend Naomi of @thesewloist has also just released a Bat Wrap tutorial, so be sure to check out her blog too for more ideas and inspiration.

 

Postal address is RSPCA QLD Wildlife Hospital, Possum Pouch Drive, Locked Bag 3000, Archerfield BH QLD 4108.

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Biome Clothes Swap

When I recently hosted a Clothes Swap as part of my new role at Biome, I had to find somewhere for all the unwanted clothes to go at the end of the event. I reached out to a small, local Women’s shelter in the hopes that they wouldn’t be one of the charities recently inundated with clothing after the recent Marie Kondo nextflix special.

When I called, the man on the phone told me that they currently had 12 women in their care, and 12 SHIPPING CONTAINERS worth of clothing donations.

Read the full story in the blog post I wrote for Biome by clicking HERE

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GARAGE SALE TRAIL – My Top Brisbane Picks!

This weekend (Oct 20th and 21st) garages, front yards, back yards, sheds and balconies all across Australia will play host to the annual Garage Sale Trail. Both Saturday and Sunday, Aussies everywhere will be selling their unwanted goodies in an effort to reduce, reuse, recycle and keep stuff out of landfill. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that finding fashion bargains at garage sales is by far one of my favourite ways to spend a Saturday morning.

Below are my top picks for the weekend, the essential “must visit” list. These are the garage sales I’ll most likely be stopping by! To find Garage Sales near you, click here.

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Pop Up Balcony Sale – “From 50 cent bargain goodies, to beautiful vintage treats, and brands like Sass & Bide and Camilla, we have something for everyone. Mostly men and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories, but plenty miscellaneous and home wares, come check us out!” Saturday & Sunday

Visit 118, Blackwood Avenue, Morningside, QLD, Australia, 4170

 

Toowong Hands and Hearts Fair, Preloved Market – “6 Monster garage sale in our school hall with large variety: clothes (men, women, children and babies), kitchenwares, books, games , jewellery, dresses, bags, sports gear, bric-a-brac and all sorts. Nonhanging clothes $2, hanging clothes $5, bulk buy 4 hanging items for $15 and 5 items for $20. Community effort from our small school of around 300 kids.” Saturday Only.

Visit t 37, Saint Osyth Street, Toowong, QLD, Australia,

 

The Eclectic Mix – Vintage & Upcycled – Gifts, Homewares & Furniture – “Where OLD meets NEW… A passion for items of interest especially from the past with a mix of the latest fashions, gifts, homewares, furniture, collectables & more. We proudly stock…. Up cycled, pre loved & new. Always looking towards a sustainable future… Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse, Reduce. In store you‚ you’ll find items that are Antique, Retro, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Country Charm, Hampton‚ Style, Modern & so much more. Cafe “Melidrop” on site – Shop till you drop, then coffee & lunch!!” Saturday & Sunday

Visit 98, Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD, Australia, 4169

 

 

 

 

 

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Peppermint Magazine Cover Girl!

Pinch me.

This might just be a life highlight for me so far, making it onto the cover of my favourite ethical and sustainable fashion magazine Peppermint for their 10th Birthday issue!

I have bought and devoured almost every copy they’ve released since the early days, and it’s surreal to see myself staring back. @sonya_gellert wrote an article about my journey that literally brought me to tears, as I read it I was overwhelmed with the feeling that everything I’ve been working for over the last 3 years is paying off.

Grab a copy, read it, share it with a mate, it’s a testament to what’s possible for the future of slow fashion!

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