Saturday, January 7, 2012

Recycled Market Blog has moved

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Recycled Market - In the Press #2

We're in the newspaper again, this time a feature on "Green Christmas" and shopping sustainably

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

An interview with Lydra

It is with pleasure to introduce Lydra to Recycled Market.

"Lydra is a Melbourne-based fashion accessories label that is calling upon Grandmas, Grannies, Bubbes, Nonnas and Nans to step forward and become apart of the Lydra family.

This social enterprise will engage with the elderly community to create a cross generational initiative, linking both the younger and older generation through their love of fashion.

Lydra started from a bespoke clutch purse that drew the eye and captured the imagination! All the products are made from pre-loved fabrics, produced and sourced locally, with a strong emphasis on preserving the environment.

Each product is one-of-a-kind, with its own novel name and a description of the garment’s former life. Lydra is fun, fit for all occasions and, most importantly, allows you to be yourself."

Can you tell us a little about who you are?
I have a vision for a better world and through through my skills and passion hope to discover this through Fashion. With a background in advertising, I sought a new direction for more altruistic endeavours. I recently completed Applied Fashion Design and Technology at RMIT. With products stocked in 44 shops throughout Australia and competing in the global finals in the USA as the GSEA National Student Entrepreneur for Australia. I envision that through creating Lydra, I will be able to better educate and create awareness about the relevance of sustainable living.

Lydra is an ethical range of womens accessories that makes clutches, handbags and travel wallets from pre-loved materials, locally in Melbourne. 

Can you tell us about your products?

Each product is one-of-a-kind with it’s own novel name and description of the garments former life. Lydra is fun, fit for all occasions and most importantly allows you to be yourself.

What does the future have in store for Lydra?
Linda aims to be a pioneer in the global fashion industry, to lead by example and show others in this industry that you can create a business that considers the environment, incorporates the community and creates quality products that last.

Shop Lydra > here

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cambodian order

Erica couldn't resist ordering from Craftworks Cambodia! Combining a few products to the order, meant that the one cost of DHL shipping would be shared amongst the order, so instead of $26 shipping for one item, we actually got 5 gifts for the same shipping price.

What we didn't notice on the product listing photographs, was that each little bombshell bee has a stinger crafted into its bottom too!

Erica's son decided the bees would like to play with his cars...

Erica also ordered bomb shell Cambodia's Tree of Life earrings, they are so beautiful, and come with a little gift bag.

Amazingly, the order took only three days to arrive from Cambodia via DHL, well in time for Christmas gifts!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Found object art

Michelle Stitzlein creates art from found objects such as piano keys, broken china, license plates, rusty tin cans, electrical wire, and bottlecaps.  Michelle exhibits her work in venues around the United States.

 Image c/o Art Grange

For more information, check Michelles bio here

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Plastic Bottled Water Consumption

Nice motto on GreenUPGRADER "think before you drink" in reference to an article written on plastic bottled water consumption and disposal. Thought provoking photograph too.

bottle recycling
Image c/o greenUPGRADER

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Colours of mother nature

We had a little visitor today, he found a home in amongst our recycled business cards! So beautiful, his shell a vibrant green, and a head of red.

♥ mother nature's colour selection.