Old clothes made new and exciting again

Rural communicator and Upcycler Jane Milburn shared her slow clothing manifesto at an evening chat at Parkes Library.

The manifesto has been developed to spark conversation and it did.

Many topics were discussed, including the fact that individuals are now buying double the clothing they did two decades ago and the world wide implications this has.

Participants also shared their upcycling home project stories.

While Jane was in Parkes she also shared her skills, ideas and passion for reusing clothing at upcyling workshops. 

Year 5 and 6 Middleton Primary School students created beanies, bags and fashion accessories from t-shirts. 

At the community workshops t-shirts, jeans, shorts, skirts were cut, re-stitched, reworked, and turned into dresses, other skirts, tops, as well as bags, and accessories. 

Everyone took home something new to wear or to use.

PICTURED ABOVE - Narelle Pizarro, Elly Tom, Susan Pearch, Cathy McGrath, Kate Rice and Ann Olson showing of their work.


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