Necessary Traditions Festival 2018

Thanks to everyone that came along to the 'home' stall at the NT Festival over the weekend. It was great to discuss the plastic free options available for numerous everyday household products. I often tell people I could talk about sustainability all day long... and now I have the evidence to back that up! Two straight days of great discussions and interesting skill sharing. 

They say the collaborative economy is upon us* and the feeling from the festival showed that it is well and truly active here in Christchurch. The openness of all the talented stall holders at the festival allowed participants to pass by, listen in, ask questions and interact in a way that was genuine and profitless. People didn't just pass at a distance for fear of being sold something as they often do at markets and events. 

I was lucky enough to share the 'home' section with Samantha Fay from New Brighton Stitch-0-Mat, a community sewing space that offers support, training and access to everything sewing related (and much more!). If you are interested in making beeswax wraps for Christmas presents or joining one of the upcoming Christmas decorating workshops, visit their website or get in touch via their Facebook Page

The soap making workshop that I am running as part of the festival this Saturday has sold out, but if you are interested I have penciled in another for the 13th December and will have more booked soon. 


* Jeremy Rifkin, Zero Marginal Cost Society

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