Reverse Garbage Queensland is a not-for-profit worker-run co-operative that promotes environmental sustainability and resource reuse. Established in 1998, it is an example of a truly sustainable business; environmentally, socially and financially. They collect high quality industrial discards, diverting them away from landfill and sell them at a low cost to the general public. By nurturing respect and care for the environment, they also demonstrate practical ways of being more sustainable and, of course, retailing clean industrial discards to prevent new materials being made unnecessarily, while preventing secondhand materials going to landfill. The host gallery and gift shop, Reverse Emporium, promotes local artists, craft workers and designers who salvage, reuse and up-cycle materials. The warehouse is open to the public and located at 20 Burke St, Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102. www.reversegarbageqld.com.au
Date: Saturday November 3, your choice of either 10am – 12 noon or 2pm – 4pm
Project: Make your very own rag rug using fabric leftovers from Reverse Garbage Queensland. These rugs are just what your toes need to warm up in winter. We will be demonstrating two different techniques – knotting and plaiting. Bring along any old and colourful t-shirts or bedsheets that you would like to add to your creation. As rag rug making is a patient process, we will be getting you started so you can finish your project at home.
What to bring: Bring along any old and colourful t-shirts or bedsheets that you would like to add to your creation (optional).