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Tshirts reworked with Jane Milburn

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B4C Sustainability Centre

Cnr Wright & 1358 Old Cleveland Rd, Carindale

Brisbane, Queensland 4152

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Get yourself a handy new creative skill and learn how to re-purpose tshirts! We're delighted to have the inspiring eco-champion Jane Milburn returning to our Sustainability Centre.


In this workshop, Jane will be demonstrating and assisting you to to refashion t-shirts into other items - empowering you to take control of your fashion footprint! Bring along a few surplus/pre-loved t-shirts to refashion into necklaces, headbands, shopping bags and pouches using basic sewing techniques, strategic cutting, tying, plaiting and knotting. If you don't have your own tshirts, don't worry, we'll have some for you.

By reusing your tshirts, you're extending the life of the fabric (resource) and preserving the embodied energy (expended in their manufacture, production and transport) whilst retaining the time and resources you've put into caring for them. Using cotton t-shirts, your accessories will be washable, but won't shed synthetic microfibres into our waterways.

This workshop is great for beginners and we encourage both men and women to join in the fun. You can develop the techniques you learn in this workshop to further renew, refashion and restyle!

"At no time in history has clothing been so plentiful. This has led to a culture of waste. The greenest clothes are those that already exist. We can reuse what we have. Using hand-sewing skills, creativity and time, we can repurpose spent clothing for another life." - Jane Milburn


10am-12pm. Arrive for sign-on and to grab a cuppa from 9.30am. Light refreshments provided.


ABOUT JANE MILBURN

Jane is a sustainability consultant, Slow Clothing pioneer, author, TEDx speaker, upcycler, and agricultural scientist.
Following graduation from the Australian Rural Leadership Program in 2010, Jane stepped out as a natural-fibre champion – linking the everyday action of dressing to health, wellbeing and sustainability. An agricultural scientist, she completed postgraduate study including research on waste of textiles globally.

Jane established Textile Beat as a social-enterprise in 2013. The Brisbane-based business aims to inspire a creative approach to the way we dress, to embrace natural fibres and upcycle existing natural-fibre garments for pleasure and sustainability.

In 2014, she engaged in a 365-day slow clothing conversation through the Sew it Again project. Jane's goal is to inspire change in the way we engage with clothing, for the good of ourselves, society and planet. The aim is to conserve resources, reduce excessive consumption and grow rural/urban connection through natural fibres. This purposeful work aligns with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Jane's book Slow Clothing: finding meaning in what we wear was launched in 2017 by ABC War on Waste's Craig Reucassel and focuses on dressing for health and wellbeing rather than status and looks.

Jane travels all over the country spreading her inspiring message and sharing her skills. Textile Beat aims to:
  • utilise creativity through purposeful and resourceful socially-conscious activity
  • contribute to sustainability by influencing society to reuse, reduce and recycle
  • empower receptive individuals by engaging them and passing on knowledge
  • inspire others to utilise and value the beauty of natural fibres
  • connect with nature, natural resources and those who care about them
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Cnr Wright & 1358 Old Cleveland Rd, Carindale

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