Vintage lovers will be wanting to mark September 21st in their diary after the launch of the first national Festival of Thrift curated by award winning designers Wayne Hemingway MBE and Gerardine Hemingway MBE at Darlington's Lingfield Point.
The Festival of Thrift is a chic celebration of creative common-sense living featuring upcycling, recycling and finding the fun in sustainable living. Wayne and Gerardine are leading that celebration and are delighted the first national Festival of Thrift is taking place in the North East.
Wayne Hemingway said: “Thrift is very close to our hearts as we – along with many others – are concerned at the disposable nature of our society. “Gerardine and I have always had fun being thrifty and have always loved the challenge of turning a sow's ear into a silk purse – from turning old curtains into cushion covers or skirts during our Camden market days in the 1980s, to our current home - turning an old broken boat into a sofa.
“We have been inventive in our thrift over the years and that's been part of the fun. It's also why it is great to be part of a festival celebrating sustainability and recognising it's cool to be thrifty. “Lingfield Point is the perfect place to host this festival as the whole site has an evocative history and a vibrant contemporary use. The site is proving that thrift and upcycling can move far beyond the home and can be at the heart of regeneration.”
Thrift is about re-using, upcycling, creating and making in a way that inspires and saves, not just your pennies but our whole planet.
Festival of Thrift www.festivalofthrift.co.uk
Posted: 22 July 2013
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