The Revive Pop Up Fashion Festival is a celebration of second-hand fashion.
It is a festival showing how great clothes can be found on the racks of many wonderful vendors who keep quality, stylish, preloved clothing keep on living for a new wearer. There will be stalls by various charities as well as other wonderful second hand stores.
So come along and shop and add to the clothes’ story…Oh the stories these clothes could tell.
How wonderful would it be to have chip in new clothing, that is updated every-time the items starts with a new owner. A little like the movie “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” which I have not seen but always like the idea of the magic pants.
It is about refashioning your clothes with a denim revival parade created by QUT fashion students (6pm – 8pm). Come and see what I will be wearing – a little up-cycling of my own!
It is about caring for your clothes and keeping them for longer. Visit the mending station managed by Kim Bailey of East of Grey.
It is about fashion parades curated by Hannah Klose of Never Ever Pay Retail.
There will also be some healthy discussions about sustainable fashion to be had at the speaker’s tent, including moi, on at 2pm to discuss “Love your clothing: the importance of being sentimental and making a connection.” The others on the panel are Monika Holgar who is a PHD student from QUT (her thesis is The Wardrobe Impact of Worn Stories: Exploring Garment Storytelling for Sustainability) and Naomi Hunstman also known as The Sewloist.
I am looking forward to meeting more of the sustainable warriors from Brisbane and catching up with some I have already met.
Ultimately the festival is to encourage less clothing going to landfill.
6,000kg of clothing every 10 minutes into landfill cannot continue. Think of the resources that went to creating all that clothing, completely wasted. Start your own war on waste and embrace sustainable clothing – it’s cheaper, can be unique and shows off your canny styling.
Look forward to seeing you on Friday 17th August at Southbank, Brisbane – just near the big wheel.
Enjoy your week.