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Repurposing with a Purpose

Upcycling, recycling, rebirthing, reinventing – call it what you like, sustainable shopping is becoming more and more sophisticated.

Shopping malls of the future could host anything from boutique creations, ethical and reclaimed clothing to furniture, sports goods, food, even gifts sourced from pre-loved musical instruments.

An uber-cool peep into what’s coming, with some of the remarkable offerings already available, will be staged next month at Villawood Properties’ Armstrong Mount Duneed’s hangar on the Surf Coast Highway.

Spearheaded by electrical engineer Ryan Mischkulnig, the three-day showcase will coincide with Geelong Design Week.

On the agenda are everything from sewing machines, bikes and pianolas to vintage radios all being repurposed for clever contemporary purposes from bluetooth boom-boxes to lampshades.


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