Flotsam Flo upcycling workshops


An award-winning Cornish upcycling company is launching a series of workshops where people can learn not only how to sew, but how to turn broken plastics and inflatables, which can’t easily be recycled, into bags, purses and accessories.

Flotsam Flo started its journey in 2021, after founder Kate Doran, a secondary school teacher for ten years, suffered a brain haemorrhage. This led to a reevaluation of life and a big leap of faith.

She wanted to do something with materials that can’t easily be recycled and started experimenting with other ways to use plastic waste and wetsuits. She now transforms them into bags, purses and other items.

For the very first time, Flotsam Flo is opening its doors so that you can learn how to upcycle plastics into fun fashion items.

Workshops will be a maximum group of four people and will be based near Redruth. You will learn how to sew and use plastic materials to turn trash into treasure. Workshops are currently available through October to January with a range from creating Christmas decorations through to purses and tote bags.

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