I have been making in-roads on the Christmas shopping front over the last few days. I have been raiding madeit.com.au and etsy.com along with websites of lots of other Aussie artists and designers and have found some cool and unique gifts. I also ended up in a large shopping centre along with the rest of Sydney at one point and quickly vowed again to try and get everything online.
Once all the shopping is done, it's time for gift wrapping and I gotta say, I'm a bit of a fan of good wrapping. But it's not the most eco friendly exercise which is why I am inspired by these photos by Color Me Pretty found via Decor8. I am thinking newspaper, vintage buttons and trims, pre-loved doilies and linens and rustic twine should be the theme of the year. Yum.
That is the promise made over at fabulous new eco store, Green Bowerbird. Stocking a selection of Australian eco brands, Green Bowerbird is out to prove that ethical does not mean ugly. Yay!
I am really excited to announce that ReJenerate is one of the labels represented on this great new site...here's a pic of one of my retro fabric clutches available in the online store:
And how fabulous are these vintage kimono fabric wedges by Dames and Divas? Love it!
Also available are vintage fabric dresses from one of my favourite Aussie designers, Mother Maria. And guess what?? For today only there is a 15% off sale so hurry over for some awesome eco Christmas present ideas.
As expected the Finders Keepers Markets was crazy, chaotic, exhausting and sooo much fun. I have had my head down for the last 4 weeks or so trying to get enough stock for my stall and it all came together in the end.
And I gotta say that all the hard work is worth it when a group of girlfriends stampede your stall grabbing things and shrieking out in such high pitched, excited sentences that you can no longer actually understand what they're saying! Love it.
There were lots of people buying gifts for sisters, girlfriends, wives and daughters too so if you live in Sydney, keep an eye on your Christmas stocking for some ReJenerate goodies this year!
A huge thanks to my hubby, sister and mum who were my little ReJenerate army...couldn't have done it without you!
Now that the markets are over, I will be giving a little more love to my online store so keep an eye on my website for new Christmas stock - coming very, very soon!
Hi. I’m Jennie Smith.
I like recycling. I like trying to preserve our amazing planet too.
I also like designing and wearing pretty things.
Unfortunately these interests are often contradictory.
So...I created ‘Rejenerate’. Just so I could, you know, get all my interests on the same page.
Now I spend most of my time hunting down vintage fabrics, pre-loved clothes, unloved curtains and recycled bits and pieces and upcycling them into lovely new handbags and fashion accessories.
That way I can still sleep at night if I have the urge to accessorise each outfit with a different handbag.
And so can you.