Lara McPherson’s article on Red Button Project was featured in Onya Magazine yesterday. Take a look! Get involved!
BEST. INTERVIEW. EVER.
Wardrobe Wonderland, run by wunderkind Lara McPherson has written a fantastic piece on Red Button Project. She writes with finesse, and articulates those things that we’re at loss for. Please have a read and let us know what you think. Perhaps you are inspired to see what the fuss is about. Mayhaps you have a photo?
Patty returns! And he does so with style. Not only is the Qantas blanket convenient and duplicitous in nature, it’s so strong! Just what you need when you spot some free timber! Total win, Patty. You’re my hero.
A Mini Reminder
Just to remind you all what Red Button Project is about: it’s about sharing philosophies about sustainability through cultural movements such as furoshiki and the idea of the repurposed object. We aim to keep sharing intellectual properties about the material folding arts. More importantly, we aim to show you that there are many awesome people out there pursuing an eco life-style and that...
Three Chics On Board!
The lovely Cheryl of Three Chics has experimented with the idea of scarf-repurposing and has even blogged about it! (NO WAI) Three Chics is a project aimed at spreading the eco truth to anyone that has eyes. An excellent way of finding out what’s happening on the sustainable side of Victoria. Check it out! How awesome is the scarf?!
Ana's Air of Awesome
Sweet and incredibly talented Ana, sibling of the famed Dani K has sent through the most exciting pictures of furoshiki. Who WOULDN’T use this incredibly environmental option when you can have this. much. fun.
More Pizzazz Than You Can Muster!
Super-rad Di from Adelaide, known by the interwebz as ‘digitigrade’, has sent in a photo of the most epic furoshiki. Rocking out the fabric to get cat food, this lady is pimpin’ all kinds of cool. Remember: if you have done this, or you are planning to attempt this… DO IT. And then send me a photo. Okay. Thanks. Loveyoubai!
Waisted Kate Goes Walk-A-Bout
I took Waisted Kate to the shops for groceries armed with 20,000 [business] cards should someone ask about it. But then I realised it was Bridge road, and Kate isn’t Prada.
Impromptu Laptop Case is teh GREATNESS!
Dan from Adelaide is a pretty cool guy. Partly because he is a radcakes composer, but mostly because HE USED SUSPENDERS AND A JACKET TO CARRY HIS LAPTOP. I know, right? Love.
zomgtotalwinface, it's HATBAGS!
“Who said hats couldn’t be bags? Whoever they were, they were mistaken.” stated the lovely Lauretta from Tasmania. And how mistaken they were. I adore this little bag and the suspenders (a trend Billy started and one I love)! It’s such a cute way to carry around necessities. Thanks for sending this our way, it’s simply gorgeous!
We (and by we, I mean I) were/(was) interviewed by the lovely Kealey for Thelma Magazine, a new and charming online publication. I’m not used to being in front of camera, but amid the ‘uhs’ and ‘ums’ this sums up quite nicely the beginnings of Red Button Project. This interview was conducted before I came up with the final idea! Take a look if you’d like to...
CARDIGAN CARRYING IS COOL
An impromptu stop at the shops for a web recipe left us sans bag today, but we were able to re-purpose a cardigan (by tying the opposite sides in a crude knot) and using the arms as a strap. We managed to buy some crap as well… BUT IT WAS THREE FOR FIVE DOLLARS AND THE COLOURS ARE SO PRETTY! If you have desperately done the same in a similar situation and have photos, you know what to...
Patty's Got A Brand New Bag
Patty and I share two things in common. The first is dazzling charm, and the second is a quiet love for the old Qantas blanket. It’s soft, can be relatively compact and is the BEST. SCARF. EVER. So warm. But it’s versatility doesn’t end here, as a self-proclaimed snack monster*, Patty often has impromptu urges to visit his local supermarket, and has found yet another use for...
We sent the fabulous Billy from Sydney some red buttons in the mail and this wonderful and tailored step-by-step guide of how he came up with a bag idea from an old Marvel comics t-shirt. BUT. Not only did he make a gorgeous little t-bag, HE USED SUSPENDERS FOR STRAPS! Billy? You’re a re-purposing machine. We have SO. MUCH. LOVE. FOR. YOU. Total radcakes.
I've got some buttons, do you?
We’ve sent a few buttons to people who are interested in incorporating them into their repurposed items. So, if you’d like us to send YOU some in the mail* (SNAILMAILZOMGSOANTIQUATEDLOL), shoot us an e-mail, and we’ll send some post your way in exchange for a few snaps of the end result! *might include some ill-advised drawings
A little bit about the Red Button Project.
Every day, people buy insane amounts of goods and ferry them home in plastic bags. Plastic bags, however, are a problem: they hang around for centuries, they cram landfills, and they’re fantastically ugly. What’s more, we don’t even really NEED them. We think we do, but we don’t. The opposable thumb cries out to be used! “I can grab stuff”, it says!...
36700 tonnes of waste in landfills a year is attributable to plastic bags. Billions of plastic bags make up .2% of total solid waste (only 30% of that is municipal.) 2.02% of the litter stream is comprised of plastic bags. An annual of 50-80 million bags are littered causing severe hazards for land and marine life. 53% of these bags are supplied by supermarkets.