Wednesday, 5 December 2012

She works hard for the money...

I have been a very busy girl lately!

I recently got another job coordinating a lovely local shop! It's part of a great organisation called Green Collect. I am spending my days selling products that I believe in and am excited to be part of another organisation that does a lot of good in the community.

All the products we sell in our shops are made using socially and environmentally responsible practices and our collections and upcycling staff create lovely new stationary products out of office waste (redundant letter heads, binders, manila folders etc) collected from businesses around Melbourne.

The upcycling studio creates jobs for people who may have experienced homelessness or other barriers to employment. There is a sewing enterprise project with a group of African women who make and sell lovely products from upcycled blankets, shirts and ties. We also have a great range of very high quality recycled clothing- lots of designer brands at a fraction of the cost of buying new!

I am really loving my two workplaces and I am pretty much working full time now. This is more than I anticipated but I think it is the right decision for our family. We will probably face some childcare challenges in the new year but I am a firm believer that things work out if they are meant to be.

If you are interested in checking out our lovely wares, we have a new Facebook page CLICK HERE. You can also purchase upcycled products via our Etsy store CLICK HERE


Natasha-Lee Brown said...

Hey! I know this makes me look like a total eager beaver but I was just looking at your blog, trying to find an email address or something-because it has been so long since your last post! :O
The new gig sounds awesome! I hope it is going, and continues to go really well for you! :)

vintagemovement said...

Such a cool concept, it must be so rewarding selling things you believe in, I LOVE the recycled stationary concept - so cool! Tina x

Camielle said...

OMG just checked out the etsy store. Loving the pillow case idea. I recently moved and want to reuse all the unused clothing I have and turn it into something ... the pillow covers are an awesome idea.
Got any other ideas on what to do with spare fabric you can suggest that you may have seen?

Will be back and checking out you blog frequently .. maybe you can check out mine?

Secret Agent Awesome! said...

Is that your handiwork I spy in the window Ash?

Kasey x

Amber said...

Wow you little legend.
You are doing such great stuff!

Ashwee said...

Thanks Amber. Sorry I didn't see this comment. I have not been around the blogasphere very much and have missed a bunch of comments!

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