Upcycle Newcastle – video

Cathy, my partner, is the founder of Upcycle Newcastle which promotes the creative reuse of waste. This is a short video about them created by Treehouse Creative for the Small Acts Big Change initiative by Hunter Joint Organisation on behalf of the councils of the Hunter and Central Coast Regions.

Upcycle Newcastle aims to change the way we see clothing and textile waste. Upcycling is taking products that would otherwise be disposed of and re-imagining them as a starting point for something new, beautiful or useful. In June 2019 they moved into their own space at Shed 7D, 50 Clyde Street, Hamilton North and have created a wonderful, creative space.

You can drop in and visit them 10am – 5pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 1-5pm every second and fourth Saturday of the month. They also offer a range of workshops, classes and events.

You can find out more about them from their Facebook page, Facebook group or webpage.

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About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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3 Responses to Upcycle Newcastle – video

  1. Anne Johns says:

    Great idea – do you need left over fabrics? I have a drawer full if you would like it. All new fabrics.

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  2. Roland Lubett says:

    Hey, congratulations – a wonderful initiative. Every community should have one.
    Visited recently, the Association for Protection of the Environment in Cairo, Egypt. They are serious upcyclers: they make not only all kinds of articles out of pre-used fabrics, but purses from the tags of drink cans, earrings from used espresso pods – there is creativity and ingenuity in spades!

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