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Ten Thousand Villages

5820 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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Do you find yourself generating waste in your kitchen by throwing away used sponges, plastic wrap and sandwich bags? Got a collection growing of plastic produce bags? Learn how you can make reusable crafts to foster a Zero Waste kitchen!

Join Creative Reuse artist, educator, and reuse superstar, Laura Ramie, for a fun night of demonstrations and hands-on making in the comfort of the beautiful Ten Thousand Villages space in Squirrel Hill!

We will turn unique and reclaimed fabric samples into reusable produce bags and super cute "unsponges." There's lots of earth-loving fun to be had designing and sewing these useful projects.

Optional: If you have a sewing machine, bring it to the workshop! Everything can also be created by hand.

All supplies and tools you will need will be provided, and as a bonus, are completely reclaimed materials from Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. Upcycling is fun!

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is so excited to join Ten Thousand Villages in celebrating the ages old pasttime of crafting and skill-sharing in the company of others while enjoying great conversation.

About the class site:

Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit fair trade store that sells handmade gifts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, home decor, coffee, tea, chocolate, and spices. Their mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets though long-term, fair trading relationships. 5820 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill, PA 15217 (412) 421-2160

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Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse inspires creativity, conservation, and community engagement through reuse. We operate a non-profit retail shop located at the intersection of Wilkinsburg, Homewood, and Point Breeze, where people can donate materials that aren't typically accepted at other thrift stores, as well as shop for these unique items all in the same location. We also facilitate hands-on creative programming that educates the public about the benefits of reuse for the environment, community, and self. We see reuse as being a vehicle for boosting self-confidence, the learning of new skills, and the creation of opportunity for all.

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