Austin Materials Marketplace Workshop | Nov. 4 @greengatefarms + @AMMsocial

Austin Materials Marketplace + Green Gate Farms

Austin Materials Marketplace + Green Gate Farms = Build-Create-Learn Workshop

Austin Materials Marketplace & Green Gate Farms have teamed up for a “Build-Create-Learn” Workshop on November 4th from 4pm—6pm.  Folks are invited to enjoy some time, food, and drinks outside, to help with a reclaimed materials community service project and to hear from the only commercial cricket farm in the United States.

Erin & Elizabeth came by for fabric for their education center—can’t wait to see how nice the drapes look!

Erin & Elizabeth from Green Gate Farms came by to pick up fabric for their education center!

Latest Effort Will Turn Hosiery #Waste Into Apparel | #Gildan + @katherinesoucie | @SourcingJournal

Via Sourcing Journal

Upcycling Hosiery Waste—Love it!  @GildanOnline + @katherinesoucie

Sans Soucie dresses | upcycled hosiery

Sans Soucie dresses | upcycled hosiery

Gildan Hosiery Upcycled!

@GildanOnline Hosiery Upcycled @katherinesoucie

Sans Soucie | Multi-colored upcycled hosiery dress

Sans Soucie | Multi-colored upcycled hosiery dress










From the article:

Hosiery’s fate isn’t confined to landfills. Gildan’s latest collaboration is taking what would have become nylon waste and giving it a second life.

The apparel and hosiery manufacturer recently partnered with Vancouver-based Sans Soucie Textile and Design, a zero-waste clothing and textile design studio that transforms offcuts from nylon for hosiery into new hand-made materials for garment production.

Gildan currently ships hosiery waste to Sans Soucie from its Montreal-based Gildan Apparel Canada Manufacturing facility. The new partnership is part of Gildan’s mission to save fabric waste from landfills—86 percent of which is already upcycled into other products.

Katherine Soucie, a sustainable designer, founded Sans Soucie to minimize the negative impact of garment production waste. The company’s unique closed-loop process transforms discarded textiles, including hosiery, into new functional materials with low impact dyes and reused water. What’s more, Soucie also supports domestic sustainability collaboration, which was why she teamed up with Gildan.

#Ireland goes for #upcycling—#Reuse or #Loseit

Irish Times | Upcycling for Zero Waste

Irish Times | Upcycling for Zero Waste

@IrishTimes | Sylvia Thompson

Reuse it or lose it: turning Ireland into a no-waste economy

On this side of the pond—we call it #Zerowaste—but #Nowaste is fine too!  Reuse, Upcycling, Refashion, Makedo—it all works to get us to a #circulareconomy. Until we design for #cradle2cradle, re-imagining #waste is the best stewardship for the Earth.  Storytelling and reframing our consumption (or lack thereof) is the key.

From the article:

“We are asking people to drop off quality donations and community heirlooms to their nearest recycling centre for these Story of Things tours. The storytellers will talk about the life-cycle of objects from the resources used to make them to how they were reworked for reuse,”

Claire Downey, national co-ordinator of Community Reuse Network Ireland