Keeping it slow through the Mountains

 Kara Cooper from Mt Vic and Me at Mt Victoria with her famous socks.
Kara Cooper from Mt Vic and Me at Mt Victoria with her famous socks.

Slow fashion guide 2019 is out now.

The latest edition of this slow meander (ideally on foot or by rail) though the Mountains' villages, with a focus on sustainable fashion, is being circulated. 

An initiative of Slow Food Blue Mountains, the latest guide contains information on some great local businesses, an expanded section on village secrets  from Glenbrook to Mt Victoria - things only the locals know - and a special focus in this edition our our great small bookshops.

Look out for the Blue Mountains Slow Fashion poster on shop front windows for your copy.

With two thirds of clothing produced now synthetic and synthetic clothing shedding around 2,000 micro-plastic particles per wash, Slow Fashion is an important environmental consideration.  There are of course a number of excellent charity shops to support in the Blue Mountains also offering pre-loved clothing and in their latest guide, Steven Walter Boutique Op Shop is the charity shop in focus.

Regarding other slow news  in our region, Slow Food Blue Mountains hosted a meeting of Slow Food leaders from the South Coast, Berry, Saddleback, Sydney, Canberra and the Hunter Valley at The Carrington Hotel on October 28.  As well as reporting back on Terra Madre World Meeting of Food Communities in Turin, Italy recently, leaders gave reports on work in their regions and discussed at length campaigns around solutions to climate change as well as slow travel initiatives.

Slow Food Blue Mountains also invite small producers in the region to apply for a Small Producer Grant (application forms on before the end of 2018.  Grants are awarded in the New Year and range between $1,000 and $3,000 .

A pop-up talk on Victoria Walker's three months volunteering on organic farms in Italy last year and auspiced by Slow Food Blue Mountains will be held at  the YHA, 207 Katoomba Street, Katoomba on Monday, November 26 at 7pm. Entry by gold coin donation. Full details on our website.

Coming soon in summer, guided food walks will start and end at the new Visitor Information Centre opposite Katoomba station from mid December.

Slow Food Blue Mountains is part of  the global, grassroots eco gastronomy movement, started 30 years ago and now in 160 countries. It is not-for-profit, volunteer driven and believes everyone must have access to good, clean and fair food.