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#ThriftFest 2016

This weekend we popped along to check out the Festival of Thrift in Redcar. What an amazing event! Over 120 stalls, entertainment, workshops &¬†events running all day. I’d highly recommend it.

It was fantastic to see so many people there, all with an appreciation of upcycling and sustainability. Harry and I spoke to many of the stall holders, all lovely people with great individual styles. We saw reinvented furniture, altered clothes, cigarbox guitars (yes, Harry had to have one of those!) and even some great art installations. Kudos to the organisers, we were walking round like kiddies at Disneyland!

And to top it all off I got to meet one of my idols, Mr Max McMurdo of Reestore. What a lovely guy he was, I could have chewed his ear off with upcycle talk but the poor guy was hungry so I let him go for lunch. Not before getting a signed copy of his #Upcycling book though (give it a read, it’s great!)

We were so impressed, I’ve enquired about having a stall there ourselves next year. Come and find us! I’ll post an update nearer the time.

Festival of Thrift

Max McMurdo – Reestore

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