If you are headed to Robe with the kids (a four hour drive from Adelaide and a cracking spot to holiday on the coast) you can not, not visit this place. Especially with the kids. Mind blown, new salad bowl made out of melted down bread tags purchased.
Transmutation is a little recycling gallery and shop. Very crafty and very passionate about their work – with the added bonus, they support the very worthy charity ‘Wheelchairs for Kids’, donating a part of their profits to buying wheelchairs.
Our school actually collect bread tags for this cause (maybe yours does too? or could?) and it was pretty epic to see an end result. THIS is where our big tubs of plastic bag clips end up, ah huh! Gee, it really hit home for the kids and watching them join the dots was phenomenal.
Bread tags are melted down (well warmed and moulded really) on site and made into bright arty salad bowls and doorknobs, among other things. The shop (we thought it was more like a gallery really) also display and sell all kinds of recycled and upcycled practical and unexpected products, from fish nets turned into bathers and boardies, to tarpaulins reengineered into hats and boots.
Add it to your Limestone Coast with Kids itinerary, you will not be disappointed.
Open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
Find Transmutation at: 14 Flint Street Robe SA