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Revive Festival 2021

Celebrating recycling, reusing, repairing and thrifting, this Brisbane festival spreads the pre-loved love.
By Sarah Ward
October 14, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
October 14, 2021
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Pre-loved fashion is the gift that keeps on giving. One person's sartorial trash really is another's stylish treasure, after all. Hopefully, you'll find the latter at the 2021 Revive Festival — and plenty of other secondhand wares.

Yes, it's an event dedicated to all things pre-loved. Yes, it's now in its fifth year, because celebrating all things old never gets old. The 2021 event is broadening its scope, however, with the October-long festival focusing on recycling, reusing, repairing and thrifting in both fashion and beyond.

That means Brisbanites have multiple options when it comes to getting involved, including styling sessions that'll show you how to get the most out of secondhand threads, tours of the Salvos' sorting facility and hitting up the Sandgate Repair Cafe.

If you're all about grabbing a bargain and garnering a heap of great outfit ideas all at once, you have several markets to choose from, too. Across the weekend of Saturday, October 16–Sunday, October 17, you can head to a Morningside thrifting event held by the folks behind the World's Biggest Garage Sale. And, on Sunday, October 17, the Love Me Again Market is popping up in Paddington. Or, there's also Zillmere's Fab Finds Market on Sunday, October 24 and Salisbury's Upcycle Market on Saturday, October 30.

Brisbane City Council via Flickr

Images: Brisbane City Council via Flickr.

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