Thursday, 8 July 2010

The Crafter's Way 143 - BrisStyle Eco Market

 This week's Messenger column, Eco Market, has been posted a little earlier than usual. Now there is no excuse not to get down to BrisStyle first Eco Market.

This year I have been following a “green” theme, encouraging people to reuse, recycle and repurpose. If you are still having doubts about including an “eco” ethos in your crafting this market should be enough to inspire you.

BrisStyle is holding their first ever eco-friendly market on Saturday 10th July at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Racecourse Rd, Hamilton. Every item for sale must meet BrisStyle’s strict eco-criteria, guaranteeing ethical shoppers can purchase unique and exquisitely made creations without putting a strain on their wallets or our earth’s precious resources. BrisStylers have mastered the art of turning trash into treasure, creating bags, jewellery, accessories, art and much more from found, pre-loved or vintage materials.
Among the talented craft artists will be Tracey from Denim Days who creates accessories from pre-loved denim jeans. Joining Tracey will be Carla from Un Cielo. Un Cielo ('One Sky') is about unique designs from photos, hand printed on sustainable, recycled & fair trade materials. Chris from Little Chrissy will be showcasing brooches made from eco-felt (made from plastic bottles) and vintage fabrics, origami bunting and brooches made from recycled magazine pages, vintage fabric bunting, eco-felt necklaces and clutch purses made from recycled fabric. You can even pop by and say hello to me. I will be there with our Eco Dyed Fabric & Threads, and some unique pieces created from champagne wire and plastic bottle rings.

Sponsored by Brisbane’s own Eco Fashion Magazine “Peppermint”, the BrisStyle Indie Eco Market will showcase the wares of those BrisStyle members who live; craft, stitch and dye by the mantra of reduce, reuse and recycle. You can also win a subscription to Peppermint by voting for your favourite BrisStyle Indie Eco Marketeer. All you have to do is check out all the stores inside the hall and outside in the grounds then register your vote at the BrisStyle Promo Stall for your chance to win.

The Eco Markets are from 9am – 2pm. For more information, please visit http://bris-style.com/

Image is Red Seed Studio, Smoke Cushions

1 comment:

Karen Brock said...

Great to read about BrisStyle embracing ethically made products. Wish I could visit. Good luck with your stall.