Waste doesn’t have to be rubbish

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Dalston charity shop to offer workshop encouraging sustainable fashion.

On Saturday May 14, Traid will run a day of upcycling jewellery workshops. The Dalston charity shop will collaborate with jewellery designer, Maria Papadimitriou, in their ongoing bid to find greener ways to source our clothes and accessories. The designer says: “We both try to convey that reusing and upcycling is really fulfilling and important.”

With a background in fine art and an appetite for sustainability, Papadimitriou works to transform non-recyclable plastic in to fun statement accessories. In her workshops she will demonstrate how to revive the contents of your bins to produce personalised jewellery pieces. She says: “I also hope to draw people’s attention towards the beautiful colours and shapes in objects they unavoidably throw away on a daily basis”.

Papadimitriou returns after a well received workshop at Traid’s Shepherds Bush Store in November. This was a part of #SecondHandFirst week, a concept started by Traid in 2015 to multiply the number of people sourcing their clothes second hand, rather than new. #SecondHandFirst week 2016 will take place from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 November and you can take their online pledge here.

To play your part in a greener Dalston, sign up to Traid’s Plastic Seconds Workshop here and start to see your waste in a new light.

Plastic Seconds Upcycled Jewellery Workshop at Traid logos poster

image sourced from http://www.plasticseconds.blogspot.co.uk




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