It’s the books from our childhoods that stick with us forever! They shape who we are and how we see the world. If a favourite book can be turned into an accessory to be worn in everyday life, that makes it even more special! This is exactly what Jocelyn, the mastermind and creator behind Geeekalicious does. Her handmade accessories are made from second hand books, which she transforms into wallets, pencil cases and jewellery! Her aim is to reduce the waste of discarded books that would otherwise end up in landfill and combine this with a love of reading, dreaming, and creating. Much like a good book, we recommend diving head first into this fantastic interview with the creator herself. Forget your worries and escape reality for a few minutes. Let’s all appreciate how much thought and effort goes into Jocelyn’s small business!read more
This month has us thinking about the clothes we wear. Where they came from, who they were made by, and the materials they were made from. We’re also thinking more and more about what happens to them when we no longer want to wear them.read more
We had such a wonderful time in Canberra a few weekends ago, so much so, that we wanted to share it with all our Rummage friends who couldn’t be there with us!
For the last six (or so) years we’ve teamed up with the creative folk behind Art, Not Apart – a community driven, inclusive arts festival, where the mantra is “united through art, no one’s apart.” And you know what? We think it’s pretty spesh. It’s an incredible day filled with smiling, delightful people, roving performances, dancing, music, art – and of course, a Suitcase Rummage!
We expect big things for Cheianna, the talent behind Shy Denim, a blossoming fashion brand that specialises in upcycling items of second hand clothing with simple yet bold embroidery. The pieces are colourful, distinct, and instantly make the wearer at least 50 times cooler. We’re evidently not that cool, so we take comfort in the fact that supporting this local handmade business will give us a few more points in this department. Give our interview with Cheianna a read and then try to challenge us on our stance that Cheianna and Shy Denim is the coolest person in existence. We dare ya!read more
Nina has just recently joined our Sunday set up crew in Brisbane, but she has been a punter and keen rummager for years and years! We imagine that more than half her wardrobe is made up of rummage finds, honestly! We couldn’t be more excited to have her sweet and calming presence on a hectic market day. Make sure to look out for her colour coordinated outfits!read more
We had such a fantastic time at the National Sustainable Living Festival last weekend in Melbourne! It’s always a hub of so many great people, thinkers, change makers, peace makers – and we learn something new each time we go.
Last Sunday, not only did we host a Suitcase Rummage (big shout out to all those creative folks who wheeled in their suitcases for the day!) but we also co-hosted a panel discussion Disrupting fashion to save the world to take the sustainable fashion conversation to the next level. We partnered up with the sister duo, Seljak Brand and brought together some passionate change makers.read more