last weekend saw the return of the wonderful Festival of Thrift - an annual event with a huge ever-growing following. having previously been located at lingfield point in darlington, this year the festival moved home to a lovely spacious site in kirkleatham, redcar.
in it's fourth year, the festival of thrift celebrates creative culture and encourages the region to recycle and upcycle! as winner of the 2015 observer ethical award, this fabulous event fits perfectly with the brand values of our own little business and this is why we have chosen to apply for stall here for the past two years!
throughout the year we exhibit at many lovely markets, shows and festivals but the message being spread by The Festival of Thrift is one that has drawn us back for two consecutive years! the weekend schedule was as ever jam packed with fun creative workshops, music + dance performances and many inspirational talks. where else could you go for a free day out with your friends and family to learn eco-friendly screen printing techniques, upcycle on a double decker bus or have your hair done 1950's style?!
Plewsy is so passionate about encouraging young ones to get amongst and involved in the creative world! we have previously talked alongside The Princes Trust and at Teesside University to inspire and encourage, and spread the word that with a little hard work you can achieve what you want to achieve (cliche and all that, but it's true!) something we absolutely love about the thrifty festival is there is zero stigma attached to being you! be who you want to be and be proud!
another lovely attribute of The Festival of Thrift is that they are exceptionally proud of their region! the North East does seem to get a bit of a battering at times, so it's great that this super thrifty weekend shouts proudly about being Northern and will always stay true to its roots. we have taken inspiration from this, searching long and hard for high quality suppliers who are located a little more local to us in Yorkshire. we have now moved our gift wrap printing to a printers leeds, making sure as always all of the paper our paper products are printed onto are eco-friendly and FSC accredited, made in mill in the Lake District. we continue to strive to find suppliers closer to our home in North Yorkshire and we reuse and source recycled packaging where ever possible!
we really can't reccommend this wonderful Northern festival enough! pop over to www.festivalofthrift.com for much more info and to find out the dates for next year!
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