Please join Govanhill Baths Community Trust’s Rags to Riches project on our 4th Edition of This Is Not A Craft Fair on Saturday 5th December 2015.

Over the past few years Rags to Riches’s craft events have provided a platform to a range of amazing local artists, designers and makers who all work with post-consumer waste to create innovative eco, handmade and upcycled products. Our fair is the one stop shop for all things upcycled and we will have a wide range of upcycled gifts on offer from furniture, jewellery, homeware and fashion.

Items will include amongst others:
– Camera jewellery and piano furniture from Altronica
– Ring pull jewellery from Wow Trash Treasures
– Carve your own spoon from locally sourced Scottish hardwoods from Rags and Bone workshop’s Lost Soup Kitchen
– Tweed bumbags from Betty Spoke
– Aprons, bags, draft excluders and purses made with duvets covers, vintage curtains and interior designers out of date fabric sample books from Rags to Riches
– Along with cable spool stools and pallet furniture from Rags to Riches
– Blinged up hoodies from Lucy Barge
– And many other quirky, unique upcycled handmade gifts from our volunteers and other emerging local makers.
– Nature wreaths from Urban Roots.
– Good old fashion knitwear from Cast-Offs

Yummy foods will be served in the cafe and local food produce avaiabale to purchase from Urban Roots.

Join us for a unique and soulful Christmas shopping experience.

We are pleased to announce that Govanhill Baths Community Trust was awarded the Scottish Government’s Greener Together Award 2015 for its Rags to Riches project.The award was presented to us by Nicola Sturgeon.
The Awards, which celebrate and reward communities for environmental action, are now in their third year. They are part of our wider ‘Greener Together’ campaign, which encourages everyone across the country to play their part in making Scotland a greener and more sustainable nation.
www.greenerscotland.org/why-live-greener/greener-communities/2015-greener-together-award

We plan to give new life to the underused garden at the back of Govanhill Baths Community Trust on Kingarth Street and develop a community garden space; a place of rest and reflexion. The project will create a ‘Wildlife Garden’ with wildflowers and innovative upcycled planters installation with a discreet tree seating.

We aim to work with local residents in partnership with South Seeds, Urban Roots to redesign the area to allow wildlife to flourish.

Our second ‘How to…’ guide booklet will be produced and an illustrator will sketch each sessions to provide drawings and step by step instructions.