Frock And Roll At Revive Festival

Frock And Roll At Revive Festival

Save this fashion-focused date

By Fiona Williams | 22nd September 2020

Encouraging fashion lovers to discover their sustainable style and reduce textile waste, Brisbane City Council is bringing the much-loved Revive Second-Hand Festival to Brisbane again for its fifth year at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday 25 October.

With some of Brisbane’s most delicious food trucks and exciting runway shows, there will be a plethora of pre-loved fashion stalls selling their wares. Plus, fashion workshops where you can give your old pair of jeans a makeover by learning new skills such as sewing on patches – with no sewing experience required! Or, learn how to upcycle leggings into scrunchies, and turn a tablecloth into a circle skirt – there are so many options to get amongst!

The festival has a great message that we can really get behind too – and that’s helping reduce textile waste sent to landfill. From the words of Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, second-hand fashion is fun and good for the environment as well as helping to reduce the 10,701 tonnes of textile waste that went to landfill from Brisbane households last year. “Many of us will have noticed changes in our shopping habits over the past few months as we’ve faced the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, so this festival serves as a great opportunity to shop more affordably and buy local, but also give pre-loved clothes a new lease on life and a second chance,” he says.

Book your three-hour ticket to gain entry to this fun, free and fashion-focused program of activities!

Time: 9am-7pm

Ticket capacity: 1,200 tickets available per three-hour block

Location: Brisbane Powerhouse

Hair Accessories Workshop | Sunday 25 October

Upcycle a pair of leggings, scarf or fabric into cute hair accessories! This fun, hands on workshop will teach you how to transform your favourite fabrics into hair accessories with simple techniques anyone can learn.

Times: 9-9.50am, 12.30-1.20pm & 4-4.50pm

Ticket capacity: 15 tickets per workshop

Make Your Old Jeans Pop With Patches Workshop | Sunday 25 October

Got a tired pair of jeans, a denim skirt or heavy-fabric pants that need some love? Bring them to this workshop! This proactive event will teach you how to add colour and texture to your clothes using patches with no prior experience required!

Times: 10-10.50am, 1.30-2.20pm & 5-5.50pm

Ticket capacity: 15 tickets per workshop

Tablecloth To Skirt Workshop | Sunday 25 October

Turn the tables on thrifted home decor by upcycling! This exciting workshop will teach you how to transform the humble thrifted tablecloth into a skirt using easy to master skills.

Times: 11-11.50am, 2.30-3.20pm & 6-6.50pm

Ticket capacity: 15 tickets per workshop

Revive is a free event but ticketed through Eventbrite to keep it COVIDSafe. For more information visit Brisbane City Council or call the Council on 3403 8888.

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Article by Fiona Williams

Fiona is a Journalist and Food Writer who grew up in Adelaide. From Sydney to Brisbane to Canberra and now back to Brisbane, she now calls our wonderful city home. She’s a beauty fanatic obsessed with rose hip oil and she’s definitely made up of at least 80% dry shampoo. A lifelong campaigner against the word ‘good’, Fi (as she likes to be called) loves nothing more than using juicy adjectives and putting honey in her tea.

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