Trying to stop using plastic. Here is a crafty solution. When we think Green bags, what comes to mind? Those ugly, bland ones in garish colours, with some corporate log stamped all over it, offering fresh promotions to someone other than you. They might be practical, but more often, ugly. Or they get dirty and you can’t erase the marks, no matter what detergent you use.
An urge to do some more recycling led me to create a series of recycled or upcycled bags. I have a huge fabric stash so it’s time to put it to functional use. Shopping and tote bags… here they come:-
For a country of 23 million people, Australia is the 2nd largest consumer of textiles per person in the world. A shameful stat. Almost half of Australians believe our country might actually rank between 6th – 12th in terms of textile consumption. Fast fashion in Australia has become an addiction fuelled by cheap imported clothing… Continue reading Textile Waste and the 100 Day Dress
Research has shown that many people drastically overestimate the effect they have on others and surprisingly this so-called “Spotlight effect“, has relevance both for the way we select items for purchase, and for those folk who feel anxious in social situations. The Anchoring Effect and Comparison It has been observed in studies that when judging… Continue reading The Spotlight Effect, Sales, Social Phobia and Anxiety
Australian men are known for it. They’ve turned it into an art form. If your name is Robert, I’ll apologise now, because you’ll never ever be called Robert, when you set foot in Australia. I am serious. You may be called, Rob, Robbo, Bob, Bobby, Bert, or worse. But not Robert. If your name is… Continue reading Which Aussie Workmate Name Are You and Brilliant Baby Hack?
If you were challenged to produce only one wheelie bin full of non-recyclable plastic refuse per month, when a busy beachside café in my region, operating seven days a week can, and does, could you do it? It requires planning, but The Boneyard Espresso proved it’s not that difficult. If they can do it, you… Continue reading Changing the Material World