The Adelaide Remakery dedicated to cut waste, revive pre-loved goods, promote ethical fashion

The Adelaide Remakery is an all-in--one shop, gallery and workshop with the theme of all things handmade and reusable.
Images courtesy The Adelaide Remakery

The Adelaide Remakery in Young Street, Adelaide, is a hub dedicated to selling quality goods at a low cost while reducing waste. It sells recycled goods that have been “upcycled” by established and emerging remakers and it hosts workshops to teach allcomers how to fix clothes and more.

With its experience in connecting property owners and creatives to revitalise urban areas within the CBD, state government agency Renew Adelaide backed the all-in-one shop, gallery and workshop (coordinated by Sarah-Jane Cook) with the theme of all things handmade and reusable.

Inspired by Remaking Edinburgh, The Remaking Adelaide proprietors Helen Rooney and Sue Fenwick worked with Renew Adelaide from 2017 to consolidate their remaking activities and networks in new Young Street premises, near Adelaide Central Market, in 2018.  They wanted to show Adelaide consumers how beautiful work could be made with nothing new.

The Adelaide Remakery hosts a stack of craft parties and budget-friendly workshops suited for all ages with experts guiding topics including: how to sew, how to create your own paper, and how to crochet – all open to children. It ties in with the increased need to reduce waste reduction, revive pre-loved goods, and promote ethical fashion.

The Adelaide Remakery aims to sustain and restore favourite clothing pieces to their original state and prolong their life. The west-side shopfront also features beautiful homewares and gifts – from chip packets to wine barrels – made entirely from repurposed items by more than 60 local creatives and artisans. It accepts donations of textiles and maker's tools to help make its own range of sustainable products.

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