Who doesn’t love a pom pom? Monsters, that’s who. We had a chat with Adela who has a nice creative project called Shop Bitsy where she proves herself as a pom pom queen, transforming them into earrings! She can often be found at a Rummage in Melbourne with all sorts of delightful and colourful creations.
We had a delightful little chat with Melanie from Lena Loved Vintage. If you’ve ever attended a Rummage in Melbourne, chances are that you’ve fallen in love with one of her pieces. We so admire her careful curation and consideration of all the pieces she packs into her suitcases! It was so nice of her to answer our questions and we hope you enjoy!
No more murky supply chains and deliberately ambiguous production processes! Ethical Clothing Australia has arrived to help clean up bad practice in the fast fashion industry. ECA maps a company’s Australian supply chain throughout the entire cut, make and trim process. They work collaboratively with local textile, clothing and footwear companies to ensure their supply chains are transparent and legally compliant. We caught up with the lovely Angela Bell and learnt a thing or two!!
You may recognise Alice from one of our Brisbane Rummages, you know that lovely face with the soft smile and kind eyes? That’s Alice! We just adore her calm and fluid nature, her neutral tones, her sense of humour! We also learned through this interview that she’s cooking up a few exciting creative projects, including a children’s book and a greeting card collection with her illustrations. When she’s not making and selling ethical skin care products that is!!
The Social Food Project aims to create a more connected food system through interactive food events that have a focus on sustainability, education and story-telling. The Social Food Project was founded by chef, environmentalist and social entrepreneur Ben McMenamin. After working as a chef for more than 11 years and gaining a degree at RMIT, Ben has realised the power food has at bringing people together and catalysing social change. We got to chat with the man himself and ask some cheeky questions (in case you haven’t noticed, we like doing that!). Read on!
Yarnbombing, a crocheted bowl that looks like Totoro, and a bag shaped as a rainbow – these are just some things that prove how weird and wonderful the world is! Cheryl, of The Hippy Cryptid makes all these things a reality, all with her own hands (and a fair bit of yarn). We chatted to this incredible crafter and it was just a darn delight. Read on if you love cute and colourful creations!