CHARLOTTE Kenyon is a woman with a plan.
Determined to follow her passion to create while still promoting ethical consumerism and environmental sustainability, the South Fremantle resident has combined artisan creativity with upcycling to form a new collective creating and selling ethically made personal and homewares.
Ms Kenyon said some of the items she had made for Cirqlate so far included earrings using recycled ring-pulls from coconut cans and a range of pouches using EcoFi felt, a material made from recycled plastic bottles.
“The idea for my current product lines stem back to my time living in Dresden, Germany,” she said.
“The city in which we lived was a hub for many creators as well as environmentally conscious people.
“This inspired me to get creative making things which typically ended up as gifts for friends and family, so when I came back to Australia the idea to start my own business selling ethically made products grew and grew.”
Ms Kenyon said because Cirqlate was a collective, she was also promoting and selling the products of other local artists, including handmade mats, bags, bowls and jewellery, all of which are made using recycled material.
She said while Cirqlate was mainly online, she would be taking the wares to artisan and farmers markets to help spread the word.
Visit www.cirqlate.com.au for more information.