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Retrash is a book that inspires creativity and imagination through stories of upcycling, recycling and living sustainably.
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All posted!

Posted by Nathan Devine (Creator)
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Hi!

After 4 years of work Retrash finally landed in Australia last week!

There were a few last minute delays with shipping but in the end they all arrived safely. Since then we have been madly packing the first 350+ orders, most of which were posted last Friday, with the remainder shipping out today. Keep an eye out for the orange envelope :)

It is such a great feeling to have reached such a big milestone with Retrash and I can't thank you enough for your support. I am looking forward to getting out there now and promoting the book, the artists and designers behind Retrash and their inspiring stories. 

Orange Blossom Festival - Upcycling Demonstrations & Book Promotion
Orange Blossom Festival - Upcycling Demonstrations & Book Promotion

I met with Marcus Crow last week who is our major book sponsor and founder of 10,000 hours, where I delivered the first 120 books. A huge thank you to Marcus for seeing the value in the Retrash project and for financially helping to get it over the line in terms of Kickstarter funding.

I will keep you posted on upcoming events and projects in the pipeline for Retrash including:

  • Retrash exhibition/book launch
  • Retrash Bar - EcoXpo Sydney in November
  • Retrash Awards

Looking forward to hearing your feedback on the book!

Cheers

Nathan

  

Retrash Shipping in 2 Weeks

Posted by Nathan Devine (Creator)

Hi!

I hope you are all well! It's been a while since my last update and wanted to let you all know where we are up to with the progress of Retrash.

By now, everyone that ordered a digital copy of the book should have received a download link, please let me know via email here if you have any issues downloading the book and I will look after you. I hope you have enjoyed reading it so far and I look forward to any feedback that you might have :)

The printed version of Retrash is on its way from the printers and will arrive in two weeks from today which is very exciting. The print order will be two pallets measuring 1m cubed and I will send you pics as soon as they get here. I will be sending out an email today via Kickstarter asking for your postal address, if you could fill out the survey and get it back to me then I can start printing shipping labels so that there is not a delay in getting your book to you.

In other news I have been working on a suitcase speaker design for an upcoming demonstration this Saturday to inspire others to upcycle. The event is the Hills Shire Orange Blossom Festival and I will be giving free upcycle demonstrations on behalf of council, drop by if you are in the area – more details here.

Speaker below created using vintage speakers from my local salvation army store, suitcase was purchased off ebay.

Retrash EBook is Complete + SPECIAL

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Ready for print!

Posted by Nathan Devine (Creator)
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Hi everyone!

Hoping you are all well. I received a special parcel today from the printer with the first proofs of the book, very exciting :)

There are lots of things to check like colour correction, page order and flow - even making sure the barcode scans.

Behind the scenes I have been working on the electronic version of Retrash, due out at the end of next week. There is a fair amount of work to do on Retrash to make sure it works on all digital readers, and I am working through the layout and coding as we speak to make sure that it displays perfectly.

Also Retrash is now available on Amazon for preorder, with the digital version also soon available on Kindle and iBooks.

The New York Times article that I mentioned in my last update went live last week!

That's about it for now, back to work on the digital version of Retrash!

Have a great weekend :)

Nathan

Etsy & The New York Times

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