Have you ever wondered what to do with those old fashioned, heavy wool blankets or the used jumper that’s beyond repair? It’s good to know that imaginative folks have brought their ideas to life in many ways for creative repurposing with blankets and jumpers.
I’ve found and collated an amazing number of Australian creatives who make unique one of a kind fashion pieces and homewares using either retro, vintage, used, old fashioned blankets and jumpers. All of these creatives wares are available for sale through Etsy Australia.
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Marie Nicole is based in Yass NSW, with a passion for sustainability. ByMarieNicole focuses on handcrafting beautiful products for others to enjoy amidst their everyday activities.
By upcycling vintage woollen blankets, Marie Nicole specialises in making bespoke guitar cases, ukulele cases as well as colourful yoga mat bags. Marie Nicole has a genuine love for her artisan skill.
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Theresia was amazed by the excess amount and quality of clothes found in second hand shops. Seeing mountains of jumpers, Theresia decided to turn them into adorable little Gnomes. Being able to recycle, upcycle and reuse is PolkaDotBlueDesign‘s philosophy on reducing the impact on the environment.
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Linda Main is the founder, owner, creator at Lindyloo Designs, based in Melbourne Australia. Linda has been making her own clothes since she was young and enriched her interest in textiles and fashion by doing three years at The School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand.
Linda has a particular interest in upcycling vintage fabric, trims and blankets into new and exciting garments with a nod to yesteryear – classic styling with thoughtful practicality. Linda also makes soft toys and cushions that often mix up old and new fabrics.
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Finding ways to creatively repurpose with vintage woollen blankets is an excellent way of using items that are already in circulation and has the bonus of usually being one of a kind, bespoke items. I love how there are many folk who have the knack for thinking outside the square! These creative repurposed items add a personal style element for your home decorating and are also ideal birthday or Christmas gifts.
I hope this is an inspiration for you to support Australian handmade small business by browsing their shops on Etsy Australia.
Read more stories here at French for Tuesday about ways local creatives upcycle and re-use waste to make it a valuable and useful resource:
- Blue Wrap Couture: From Waste to Art
- Creative ways to upcycle tea towels, repurpose linens, and reuse bedsheets and fabrics
- The Lake Macquarie NSW Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art Annual Exhibition
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