TRAID #SecondHandFirst Week is here and it includes a Plastic Seconds Upcycled Jewellery Workshop!

This Monday 23rd November TRAID's #SecondHandFirst Week 2015 started! The week, ending on Sunday 29th November, celebrates the power of second-hand to change the world by keeping the resources we already have in use for longer. It was launched by TRAID in 2014 and their key aim is to increase the number of people committing to wearing and sourcing more of their clothes (and other resources) second-hand, rather than new. The week will be packed full of events and actions, both in the UK and across the globe, to connect people to the huge environmental and social benefits of second-hand. You can find all the information on how you can get involved and take the #Secondhandfirst Pledge at this page. You can also check out here the numerous super fun events, workshops and talks that TRAID has scheduled for the week.

A Plastic Seconds Upcycled Jewellery Workshop will take place on 26th Nov at TRAID Shepherd's Bush

I am honored to have been invited by TRAID's education team to deliver, as part of #SecondHandFirst Week, a Plastic Seconds Upcycled Jewellery Workshop on Thursday 26th November, 6.30-8.30pm, at TRAID Shepherd's Bush!

Here are some examples of the type of Plastic Seconds fun and colourful pieces we will be making at the workshop!

I will show attendees how to turn beautiful non-recyclable plastic elements from packaging into unique statement pendants and earrings during a session of play and discovery. In this two hour workshop attendees will explore creative ways of combining found objects and utilising their colour and shape so that they never look at their ‘rubbish’ the same way again! I am so looking forward to it! :-)