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Salvaging culture through upcycling

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This year, Mullum Cares is being supported by Aussie fashion legend, Jenny Bannister, to shine a light on fabric waste. Photo supplied.

A Plastic Free July event, held last Saturday in Mullum, saw a ‘Strong local interest in both learning how to upcycle waste fabric, as well as an appetite to buy locally handmade upcycled products’.

Founder of Mullum Cares, Sasha Mainsbridge, said, ‘Organising this event has been an incredible discovery of the wealth of local talent in our region. Combine this wealth of “maker talent” with our crazy waste volumes, and we quickly devised and soft-launched our latest project; Salvage Culture’.

Circular economy

She said, ‘Salvage Culture is a circular economy incubator that provides a platform for local upcyclers to advertise their wares, as well as providing education on how to upcyle materials into products that can be sold. We have a master seamstress ready to teach, and are looking for upcyclers of other waste streams to get in touch. We have funding to pay our teachers for their time, and we’re particularly keen to run workshops for young people’.

For more visit Mullum Cares or call 0422 641 474.


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  1. Salvage Culture needs a building to operate from , Please spread the word .
    This is a group that wants to help individuals gain skills and inspire them to go on to make an income for themselves , while using unwanted materials

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