Tag Archives: Reuse

Blue Wrap Couture: From Waste to Art

Blue Wrap Couture: From Waste to Art

Here is Melinda’s story on her evolution of ideas and design which inspired her submission to the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhoods 2019 Waste to Art Exhibition. Melinda shares with us her background and fascinating inspiration for how her wearable piece, Blue Wrap Couture: From Waste to Art, materialised using waste as a valuable and available […]

2020 Waste to Art Exhibition

Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art Exhibition

Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhoods are challenging the way we look at waste with the 2020 Waste to Art exhibition. Waste to Art is a community art exhibition, open to everyone in the Lake Macquarie region of NSW. Waste and plastic pollution has an enormous impact on our health and wellbeing as well as our local and global […]

Creative Upcycling with Bedsheets and Fabrics

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old bedsheets and fabrics at the back of grandma’s cupboard? Thanks to creative peeps with ingenious ideas, these quality sheets and fabric are ideal for repurposing and upcycling into some absolutely fresh and funky fashion and homewares pieces. I’ve found and collated an amazing number of […]

Going Low Tox was Linda’s Moment of Truth

Going Low Tox was My Moment of Truth

Going Low Tox was Linda’s Moment of Truth I would love you to meet Linda… I met Linda through our early childhood services connections and discovered we shared a very similar understanding about what it means to live a low tox life. For Linda, going low tox was her moment of truth, particularly when she started […]

Creative Repurposing with Blankets and Jumpers

Creative Repurposing with Blankets and Jumpers

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 […]

Creative Repurposing with Vintage Tea Towels

Creative Repurposing with Vintage Tea Towels

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old tea towels at the back of grandma’s cupboard? Did you know there’s more to vintage tea towels than meets the eye! Creative repurposing with vintage tea towels by these creative folks shows how quality upcycled fashion and homewares can take centre stage, again. The patterns […]

Meet The Share Shop: A Newcastle Library of Things

The Share Shop

I would love you to meet The Share Shop: A Newcastle Library of Things to borrow. The Share Shop is a non-for-profit association run by a committed team of volunteers, based in Newcastle NSW. The Share Shop is part of the library of things movement, which challenges people to rethink about whether you need (or […]

Madeleine’s Sustainable Living Journey Started with Tox-Free Beauty

Meet Madeleine: Beginning with Toxin Free Skin Care

I would love you to meet Madeleine. I met Madeleine whilst out and about in the NSW snowfields. My unusual holiday photo of the snow resort’s garbage bins prompted our chat about the amount of waste generated in the snow resort. This lead to her own waste free story. Madeleine’s sustainable living journey started with tox-free […]

Cool Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Linens

Cool Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Linens

Some links in this post are my affiliate partnership recommendations. I may receive a commission when you make a purchase from these links. There’s more to vintage linens than their standard, original use. Creative folks have found unique, cool upcycling ideas for vintage linens to be repurposed into some usable and amazing fashion and homewares […]

5 Ways to Reduce Your Need to Buy

5 Fresh Ways to Reduce Your Need to Buy

The convenience of buying stuff now has moved stealthily into our everyday living psyche. Our “throw away buy new and buy now” culture has been strongly influenced by consumerism, over-consumption, mass production (including mass production of intentionally manufactured short-lived items) and lower price of products. Generating, creating and producing waste due to the overconsumption is […]