Our latest Rummage introduction is with our Co Founder and Director, Daniele. Sometimes she gets a little squeamish talking about herself here, which is why its taken us so long to get this interview out of her! It’s full of useful recycling tips, her dreams for Rummage and tackling other worldly problems. But really, it’s just nice to hear a little more about what this lass does when she’s not setting up a market somewhere!
For the last five years, we have had the pleasure of teaming up with our pals over at A Festival Called Panama in Tasmania. And each year we roll out the local market stalls and…. ‘The Great Panama Clothes Swap’. What started as another slightly wild idea has turned into a growing, community spirited exchange within the Festival site and program.
Maeve joined the Rummage team almost three years ago as our first ever intern and it hasn’t been the same since! (We mean that in the best way possible!). She has a stellar sense of humour, wears the best kinds of spots, dots and socks to our meetings, and keeps our spirits high with dance breaks in between (sometimes) maddening email writing. In her non Rummage time, Maeve does all sorts of creative, crafty and heart warming projects, which include daggy dancing and illustrating the older houses of West End. We love this big / little dork with all our hearts and we hope you enjoy learning a little more about her!
Late last month, Daniele caught up with Kade Hamalainen from Reverse Garbage Qld to learn a little more about what they do and why. Utilising waste as a resource is starting to get more traction (finally!!) and this socially and environmentally driven initiative is truly fantastic. Making a new garden bed? Go to Reverse Garbage! Doing some renovations at home? Go to Reverse Garbage! Getting crafty with your kids? Go to Reverse Garbage! It’s affordable, 100% recycled and doing good for our planet. Read on for more insights and recycling tips.
We recently caught up with the delightful, cheery and talented Emily Nelson. She is a local illustrator and old time Rummager (we miss her super cute hand painted brooches and portraits!). When she’s not painting dolphins or rainbows or doggos, she’s usually out patting one! Read on for more bouts of whimsy, creative insights and mentions of cute critters.