Wear your old favourites

Old clothes you already own are the greenest.
Old clothes you already own are the greenest.

Celebrate sustainability by wearing your favourite old clothes to the Fair Share Festival. Or if you have something handmade, or upcycled, that’s just as great.

Every day when we get dressed, we make a decision that affects the environment. The production of clothes, the treatment of workers who make them, and how quickly they are discarded,  is an ecological and social issue. What you wear is a political statement. Continue reading “Wear your old favourites”

The Fair Share Festival is 3 weeks away!

Circus Avalon at the Fair Share Festival
Circus Avalon at the last Fair Share Festival

In three weeks (on Thursday 10 November) the Fair Share Festival will open with a screening of The True Cost at the Newcastle Museum.

On Saturday (12 November) there are presentations, panel discussion, upcycling workshops, other workshops, entertainment, stalls, building a tiny house, a giant clothing and book swap, a sewing lounge/upcycle cafe, children’s activities, stalls, food and other special events. In the evening there is a community music jam (but you don’t need to be a musician to join in).

On Sunday there are more upcycling workshops, a public forum on creating an ecology centre in Newcastle and the festival closes with an upcycled fashion parade.

The program will soon be available on the festival webpage and we will be providing regular updates in the lead up to the festival.

We are offering some great upcycling workshops at highly discounted rates for the Festival. The two workshops with Jane Milburn are also a rare opportunity because she is coming to the Festival from Brisbane. As places are limited for most of the upcycling workshops, we suggest that you book early to avoid disappointment. You can find more details about the workshops here. You can book and pay for the workshops through our new Eventbrite page.