New Gallery Jumble Sale!

Last Saturday Plastic Seconds was also at the New Gallery Eco Jumble Sale at the lovely lovely New Gallery space - where they serve wonderful food and coffee too! The New Gallery Jumble sale takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month and is organised by Tatiana Woolrych, who is a designer herself, look at her amazing work here. It was packed and it had a great atmoshere, full with people browsing through unique upcycled/recycled finds and taking part in free workshops like screen printing, knitting and flower headband making - out of beautiful flowers collected by Nicole (of Spontaneous Reality) from flower shops at the end of the day, which would have been thrown away! By the way meeting Nicole was a delight - I loved her make up heart she told me she's drawn on her cheek every day for years now and was impressed by her positive attitude towards the fact that her purse and her passport had been stolen on her way to the Gallery! I also loved my neighbour stall holders Rachel Templeman and Nikki Shaill, who were very charming and entertaining and their stall looked great! I had quite some fun taking photos during the day. Have a look, they speak volumes of the atmoshere and do go if you can next time, you won't regret it!

Rachel Templeman playing doll games with some
stock from her stall...

Nikki Shaill on the left and Rachel Templeman (who is also a designer website coming soon) on the right, my lovely neighbours and their stall.

Some knitting teaching!

Printmaking workshop in action!

More printmaking onto T-Shirts

There was a table where you could doodle away

And more printmaking!

The lovely girls from Make Lemonade Vintage

My favorite ring og the whole jumble sale from Make Lemonade Vintage!

Headband making with reclaimed flowers!

I like this photo a lot!

The guys from Cut Me Up. Erd from I am an Octapus
on the left and Kraggy on the right.

I felt a lot of desire for the yellow one on the right...

Ashley from Valiant V at her stall

Tatiana, the organiser on the left, and Nicole who
the flower headband making!

Plastic Seconds' first appearance on Supermarket Sarah...

Last Saturday 21st of May it was lovely to see two Plastic Seconds necklaces on the 'Festival Wall' Sarah Bagner from Supermarket Sarah created for the special 'Festival Guide' in the Guardian! All the items on the wall had a 'festival' spirit and the Plastic Seconds pieces had your practical festival needs in mind...The toothbrushes necklace was snatched in the first weekend! - but you can e-mail me, I have made another yellow-blue combination one...

The Supermarket 'Festival wall' in the Guardian Festival Guide - Plastic Seconds circled in red!

© 2011 Plastic Seconds 'Toothbrushes Fstival Necklace'

© 2011 Plastic Seconds 'Sunglasses Festival Necklace'


Plastic Seconds featured on two blogs on the same day!

Huge thanks to Amelia's Magazine and Percolate Magazine for featuring Plastic Seconds as part of their posts coincidentally on the same day! See the post in Amelia's Magazine here and the post in Percolate Magazine here.

View of the post in Amelia's Magazine which was about the first event in the 'Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration' tour

View of the post in Percolate Magazine which featured Plastic Seconds as one of their Ethical Products of the week!

Plastic Seconds available at The Junction Boutique

Plastic Seconds now has a new online outlet which is the lovely The Junction Boutique. The Junction Boutique was founded in 2010, in London, United Kingdom and provides an online fashion store for talented new designers to showcase their sustainable products. As a social enterprise, their mission is to support local talent and to market and sell sustainable fashion products to a wider audience of fashionably intelligent customers. Below are some of the Plasic Seconds pieces available on the Junction Boutique - some of them exclusively so....

Milk tops charm necklace © 2011 Plastic Seconds by Maria Papadimitriou, all rights reserved

Bottle tops long pendant © 2011 Plastic Seconds by Maria Papadimitriou, all rights reserved

Green bottle beses earrings © 2011 Plastic Seconds by Maria Papadimitriou, all rights reserved

Bottle tops brooches © 2011 Plastic Seconds by Maria Papadimitriou, all rights reserved

1st #ACOFI tour event at the Tatty Devine shop, Covent Garden!

Last night I went to the first of a series of events coming up around the UK presenting the lovely book 'Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration', the latest publication by Amelia Gregory which showcases some great ethical fashion design and fashion illustration - the book is full of interesting, informative interviews with the contributors and is lush to look at; you can see some examples of its pages here. The launch of the ACOFI (abreviation of the title of the book) tour took place at the gorgeous Tatty Devine shop in Covent Garden. The Tatty Devine ladies were delightful and very friendly hostesses and it was a pleasure to talk a bit more properly to Sonja (I hope her name is spelt like this) who is responsible for the Tatty Devine website - she was saying they are launching a new one soon, so I am very excited about that!

When I first arrived at the event some of the ACOFI illustrators were already busy doodling on the shop window - decorations that will stay there displayed for a bit! - while Amelia in her red dress, which I liked very much, was snapping away the action and the Tatty Devine girls were offering us juices by Juiceology, teas from Lahloo and pretty cupcakes by Cute as a Cupcake. During that time it was lovely to meet and chat to Veronica Crespi from REWARDROBE - a 'slow' style consultancy - who is a necklace enthusiast and showed me on her phone some pieces to die for - have a look at her Pinterest page for examples! Among us was also Heather Lodge from Heloeco, a new online-only eco fashion store which will be launching its website very soon (so happy ethical fashion is taking over the world).

Then it was time for Amelia to start her talk during which she spoke to us about the evolution of Amelia's Magazine from print to web - and her love of the immediacy of blogging - about the rise of ethical fashion, about talented young fashion illustrators who are active in social networking even during their student years and about the importance of socilal networking in bringing people together and sparkiling exciting collaborations.

And then we sat around and chatted more and ate more cupcakes and drunk more juices and were gifted Dr Hauschka goodies - ahhh.... It was a pleasure to meet in person Gemma Milly - an ACOFI illustrator - and Akeela whom I had encountered on twitter - I really enjoy it when this happens!

So the evening was fabulous and if you could not attend this time maybe you can make one of the other dates on the tour; have a look here for details.

ACOFI which you can buy here!

ACOFI illustrators drawing - Gemma Milly in beige dress!

More drawing action

Amelia snapping

One of my favourite Tatty Devine pieces in the shop

Another one of my favourite Tatty Devine pieces

Amelia during the talk

And finally Amelia sporting some glasses from the Tatty Devine shop and her new embroidered cuff fresh from Poland! All images taken by Maria Papadimitriou