If you’re partial to the odd thrift shop rummage, we have some good, nay great news. Brisbane City Council is hosting its third annual Revive pop-up celebrating sustainable style solutions. Taking over South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt on Friday August 17, the fashion fest is a great place to not only nab some killer finds but to learn awesome tips to take your current wardrobe way, way further.Combining clothing stalls, parades, live entertainment, workshops and food trucks, the festival is a low-key, pressure-free environment to do some shopping and some learning. There will be a curated selection of some of the country’s best second-hand clothing charities including RSPCA Queensland, YMCA Brisbane, Link Vision, Vinnies, Endeavour Foundation, Lifeline and Salvos Store. Joining them will be a select range of independent retailers including Forgotten Modern, East of Grey, Fetch Vintage, Vintage Junkyard, Second Loves and Cassies Corner Vintage.
In addition to thrifty finds, there will be a speaker’s marquee where you can sit, eat and learn about various ways to grow a sustainable wardrobe with topics including slow clothing, the importance of being sentimental and making a connection with your threads, tips on how to op shop, the circular economy and how to show your personality through second hand shopping. If you’re more hands-on, swing by one of the workshops and learn the art of alterations and mending with East of Grey, create a bag from a t-shirt with Boomerang Bags or make your denim next level with Denim Revival, a showcase of distressed denim run by QUT Fashion Design Students.
Everyone knows that shopping on an empty stomach leads to poor decisions, so Revive has got the goods sorted when it comes to food – some of Brisbane’s favourite food trucks will be on hand to fuel up budding bargain hunters.
Ready to shop ‘til you drop minus the guilt factor? Put your best foot forward when Revive hits the South Bank Cultural Forecourt on Friday August 17.