The Reusery. It’s a Mindset.
The Cultivator community space, in Blues Point Road, lives and breathes the ‘reuse, repair, repurpose’ philosophy every day, and the local community has embraced the opportunity to donate, utilise and or buy the upcycled and repurposed items and objects available here at the space.
REUSE + REPURPOSE
Making is at the heart of it everything that happens at Cultivator’s flagship Community Creative Space and is our purpose.
The media–or materials–we use REUSE gratefully received donations of fabrics, thread, yarn, beads, brushes–indeed all kids of making materials–that go on to become new work, reusable bags, chidrens artworks, and so much more.
The longer we extend the usefulness of our wearable garments, the greater our environmental impact reductions are.
Darning, mending, hemming, patching, restyling, updating; there is always an alternative to landfill.
By community request the Cultivator Creative Space collects used batteries of all shapes and sizes, which we are delivered by us to the local Council Recycling Centre ensuring they stay out of landfill.
PROJECTS & WORKSHOPS
– The Reloved Denim Project: Second hand jeans to relove are available to purchase at the blues Point Road Creative Space. Sourced and saved from landfill by Reloved Demin we hold repair/buy/try/swap sessions every now and again.
– Re-Jewelled Workshops: Monthly hands on workshops led by locals where you bring your broken/dated pieces of fashion jewellrey with you to redo and refashion into fab new ‘repurposed’ pieces.
– Loopy Bag Workshops: Once a month on Saturday afternoons we sew with purpose and dig into tour stash of community donated fabric pieces. All ages are welcome to contribute to a new batch of ‘Loopy’ re-useable shopping totes that can be picked up at the space for free to then circulate around the harbourside villages.
Image attribution: Still from Issey Miyake ‘Fall 2021 Ready to Wear‘ video. Sourced form Vogue.com.