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Please support Recycled Reads—a big part of reuse economy!

One of the big puzzle pieces to Austin reaching our 2040 90% zero waste goal is Recycled Reads.  I so appreciate what they are doing and how they are leading the way for reuse in our…See More
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Blythe Christopher de Orive posted a blog post

City of Austin is poised to make money from #Reuse + #Recycling!

The City of Austin received an EDA grant from the Federal Government to create infrastructure for a [Re} Manufacturing Hub.Among the goals for the Hub is to help create a local economy of scale in the…See More
May 19
Blythe Christopher de Orive posted a status
"http://bit.ly/AustinMiniMakerFaire #AMMF is coming this weekend! #Family #fun & #geeky goodness! Join the festivities! @ATXMakerFaire"
May 13
Blythe Christopher de Orive liked Darcy Fowkes's event Recycled, Up Cycled, Re-Purposed Clothing Design, A Slow Fashion Movement
May 11
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Recycled, Up Cycled, Re-Purposed Clothing Design, A Slow Fashion Movement at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

July 11, 2015 at 6pm to September 6, 2015 at 7pm
Fast fashion, while its economic value is powerful, pollutes the environment with toxic wastes as well as mountains of discarded clothing, and fosters unsafe and unethical manufacturing practices. This exhibit illustrates an alternative to fast fashion. It showcases a collaborative collection of clothing and accessories produced locally by six California artists, using slow fashion methodologies. Come and celebrate the work of designers and artists Darcy Fowkes, Margot Silk Forrest, Destiny…See More
May 9
Darcy Fowkes left a comment for Darcy Fowkes
"Happy to join the fun Blythe! Fashionably and Ethically Yours, Darcy"
May 9
Blythe Christopher de Orive posted a status
"Not to be outdone—#Bellingham #Washington has their Ragfinery Wedding Dress #Upcycle #Challenge http://bit.ly/BellinghamWARagfinery"
May 8
Blythe Christopher de Orive posted a status
"http://bit.ly/UpcycleDesignChallengeBC More #upcycling in #Canada ! Oh, Canada! I love how you are so #progressive yet down-to-earth!"
May 8
Blythe Christopher de Orive left a comment for Linda Anderson
"Linda, the city of Austin and the Austin Public Library are looking into having a repair cafe soon.  Perhaps you can bring your printer? I will be posting here when they have one.  So, far, no luck on any of our members.  Thanks,…"
May 7
Blythe Christopher de Orive left a comment for Carole LeClair
"Carole, I know Rebecca is on vacation. Could Austin Creative Reuse donate stuff in August to my work for us to make hats for a MadHatter Tea Time party?  I didn't want us to go out and buy anything and I mostly have textiles.  We…"
May 7
Blythe Christopher de Orive posted a blog post

Want to know how to make your very own, schmancy organizer board?

Come on down to Recycled Reads Upcycle This! Thursday night from 6-8pm!  We have the raw materials and the know-how!  We will have tips and ideas for your very own organizer board. You don't need to be an expert with a drill—all techniques can be achieved without power tools! Here is some inspiration to get those creative ideas flowing!…See More
May 5
Blythe Christopher de Orive left a comment for Darcy Fowkes
"Darcy, Welcome!  HI! We are a merry band of upcyclers saving textiles and home goods from our local landfills.  We share projects, tutorials, tips, and even materails.  So happy to have you in the group!  "
May 4
Darcy Fowkes is now a member of re-sourcery
May 4
Blythe Christopher de Orive posted a status
"Upcycling—waste materials are used to create something of greater value or environmental benefit http://bit.ly/UpcyclingMakeGreaterValue"
May 1
Blythe Christopher de Orive posted a status
"http://bit.ly/APL-Refurb-from-the-Curb We are going 2b #HamptonBranch #APL tonight Let's make some organizing boards! w/ @RecycledReadsTX"
Apr 29
Blythe Christopher de Orive posted a status
"http://bit.ly/ManillaStandard3Us From #ManillaStandard The 3 U's of #Sustainable #Living #Understand #Use #Upcycle "U"se your imagination!"
Apr 27

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    Please support Recycled Reads—a big part of reuse economy!

    Posted by Blythe Christopher de Orive on May 20, 2015 at 10:45am 0 Comments



    One of the big puzzle pieces to Austin reaching our 2040 90% zero waste goal is Recycled Reads.  I so appreciate what they are doing and how they are leading the way for…

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    City of Austin is poised to make money from #Reuse + #Recycling!

    Posted by Blythe Christopher de Orive on May 19, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

    The City of Austin received an EDA grant from the Federal Government to create infrastructure for a [Re} Manufacturing Hub.

    Among the goals for the Hub is to help create a…

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    Want to know how to make your very own, schmancy organizer board?

    Posted by Blythe Christopher de Orive on May 5, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

    Come on down to Recycled Reads Upcycle This! Thursday night from 6-8pm!  We have the raw materials and the know-how!  We will have tips and ideas for your very own organizer board. You don't need to be an expert with a drill—all techniques can be achieved without power tools! Here is some inspiration to get those creative ideas flowing!…

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    Austin Mini Maker Faire May 16+17

    Posted by Bernadette Noll on April 27, 2015 at 10:43am 1 Comment

    I am excited to be the Craft Lead for the Austin Mini Maker Faire at Palmer Auditorium May 16+17. If you've never been, Maker Faire is a celebration of making of ALL kinds from lace to robots, from basket weaving to technology, from art to function.

    With a focus on (but of course) re-use, this year's Craft Area will be dubbed... 

    THE FABRIC FACTORY

    This year’s craft area is all about playing with surplus fabrics! And what fabrics are…

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