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Sustainability Session with Karina Seljak
Thu. 6 April 2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm AEST
The MCIC and MateriaAustralia present Sustainability Sessions!
A new series of talks from thought leaders embracing sustainability in their practice. You will meet and learn from Designers, Artists, Scientists, Makers, Professors and Activists who use their skills to create sustainable products and services for the betterment of our world!
This Thursday 6th April 11am, meet Karina Seljak Co-Founder & Director at Seljak Brand and Storyteller at Australian Ethical Investment. Karina will be sharing her story, tips and tricks on how to leverage the circular economy in your own practice.
About Seljak Brand Blankets
Seljak Brand makes recycled wool blankets using offcuts from the factory floor of Australia’s oldest mill in Tasmania. The blankets are made in the same mill from 70% recycled Australian merino wool and a 30% blend of recycled alpaca, mohair and polyester for strength. Wool is a natural fibre that is incredibly hard to replicate - it’s a renewable resource, it is odour and stain resistant, antibacterial, lightweight, breathable and insulating. After the blanket has enjoyed a long, adventurous life we’ll collect it free of charge using Sendle, a carbon neutral courier service. Back at the mill, we’ll shred it and spin it into new yarn to make future blankets. This circular model allows us to divert waste from landfill and create a luxurious and useful blanket for your cosiness. For every ten blankets sold, Seljak Brand donates one to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Victoria. Our grandparents were refugees from Slovenia and we want to support asylum seekers making a new home in Australia.