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Keeping old trades alive

MartyH
Valued Contributor

Keeping old trades alive

I enjoyed this Herald Sun article on the weekend talking about how craftspeople were trying to keep old trades alive. It featured a chairmaker, bookbinder, glassblower and a guy who makes musical instruments. 

 

It also talked about how there is something of a resurgence in hand-made and DIY and some people are moving away from disposible items. 

 

Is anyone here trying to keep any "dying" trades alive?

RenoQueen
Super Contributor

Re: Keeping old trades alive

The "maker" movement is certainly growing momentum. 

 

I really enjoyed the Bespoke series on ABC late last year - http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/bespoke/ - which explored the movement really well. There's a strong push towards more authentic products that have been made by hand. 

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