UPPAREL

@upparelofficial

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ūüĆŹ Certified B-Corp & Sustainability Champions ūüõč Creators of FlipUP‚ĄĘ ūüĒ¨ UPvention - For The Next Generation ‚ôĽÔłŹ Recycle & Earn a $25 Store Credit ūüĎá
We’re so excited to welcome our newest UpCircle partner, @macpac!

Macpac have been innovating the backpacking game since the 70's, developing packs made to last. Plus, their Repair Service has been extending the life of their gear since day dot!

Now, Macpac are taking the offensive position by teaming up with us to help eradicate textile waste!

We also have something very exciting on the horizon: clothing recycling is coming to New Zealand! ūüá≥ūüáŅ‚ôĽÔłŹ

And who better to help us launch our New Zealand textile recycling than the one and only Macpac! Stay tuned to our socials to find out as soon as it goes live.

Book your next clothing collection through Macpac and receive a $25 store-credit to spend at http://macpac.com.au

Click the link in our bio to learn more about our partnership ‚ÄĒ @upparelofficial

 #upparel  #sustainable  #upcycling  #recycle  #textilerecycling  #textilewaste  #upcycle  #clothingrecycling  #bcorp  #australia  #braeside  #fashion  #slowfashion  #reducereuserecycle  #mordialloc  #macpac  #backpack  #upcircle

We‚Äôre so excited to welcome our newest UpCircle partner, @macpac! Macpac have been innovating the backpacking game since the 70's, developing packs made to last. Plus, their Repair Service has been extending the life of their gear since day dot! Now, Macpac are taking the offensive position by teaming up with us to help eradicate textile waste! We also have something very exciting on the horizon: clothing recycling is coming to New Zealand! ūüá≥ūüáŅ‚ôĽÔłŹ And who better to help us launch our New Zealand textile recycling than the one and only Macpac! Stay tuned to our socials to find out as soon as it goes live. Book your next clothing collection through Macpac and receive a $25 store-credit to spend at http://macpac.com.au Click the link in our bio to learn more about our partnership ‚ÄĒ @upparelofficial #upparel¬† #sustainable¬† #upcycling¬† #recycle¬† #textilerecycling¬† #textilewaste¬† #Upcycle¬† #clothingrecycling¬† #BCorp¬† #australia¬† #braeside¬† #fashion¬† #slowfashion¬† #reducereuserecycle¬† #mordialloc #macpac #backpack #upcircle

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4 months ago
Now this is the kind of Monday motivation we needed to start the week!

It never fails to give the whole team a boost of energy whenever we find these messages in recycling boxes.

However, the message from Kylie really touched us. Losing your business during a worldwide pandemic would be an incredibly difficult experience to go through. So to then still take responsibility and ensure none of your products end up in landfill deserves high praise! That‚Äôs the sort of mentality that we need more ūüíö

Since we’re able to work directly with Australian charities, we’re able to identify who is in need of specific items and then provide that item in high quantity.

These wonderful handmade blankets have been sorted and passed on to our Australian charity partners, so they’ll end up with those who need them most.

We’re definitely receiving more little notes like these and we love reading each and every one of them. So keep them coming!

 #upparel¬† #textilewaste¬† #ecofriendly¬† #ethical¬† #eco¬† #sustainableliving¬† #sustainability¬† #reuse¬† #recycle¬† #recycled¬† #ecofashion¬† #reduce¬† #gogreen¬† #sustainablefashion¬† #zerowaste‚Ā†‚Ā†  #fabricwaste¬† #recycledtextiles¬† #refashioned¬† #mendingmatters¬† #waste¬† #rubbish¬† #refusereducereuserecycle

Now this is the kind of Monday motivation we needed to start the week! It never fails to give the whole team a boost of energy whenever we find these messages in recycling boxes. However, the message from Kylie really touched us. Losing your business during a worldwide pandemic would be an incredibly difficult experience to go through. So to then still take responsibility and ensure none of your products end up in landfill deserves high praise! That‚Äôs the sort of mentality that we need more ūüíö Since we‚Äôre able to work directly with Australian charities, we‚Äôre able to identify who is in need of specific items and then provide that item in high quantity. These wonderful handmade blankets have been sorted and passed on to our Australian charity partners, so they‚Äôll end up with those who need them most. We‚Äôre definitely receiving more little notes like these and we love reading each and every one of them. So keep them coming! #upparel¬† #textilewaste¬† #ecofriendly¬† #ethical¬† #eco¬† #sustainableliving¬† #sustainability¬† #reuse¬† #recycle¬† #recycled¬† #ecofashion¬† #reduce¬† #gogreen¬† #sustainablefashion¬† #zerowaste‚Ā†‚Ā† #fabricwaste¬† #recycledtextiles¬† #refashioned¬† #mendingmatters¬† #Waste¬† #rubbish¬† #refusereducereuserecycle

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4 months ago
Did you guess them all correctly?

We can accept a huge variety of textiles! From shirts and jeans through to shoes and socks. However, there are a few things that may appear to be acceptable, but are actually not.

Follow along and comment below how many you got right!

If you‚Äôre ever unsure about an item, we have a list of accepted and non-accepted items in the FAQ section of our website. If you don‚Äôt find an answer to what you‚Äôre looking for, feel free to send us a message and we‚Äôll be able to let you know! ūüíö

 #upparel  #mysterybox  #waste  #textilewaste  #unboxing  #recycling  #sorting  #upcycle  #rubbish  #trash  #trashintotreasure  #sort  #challenge  #yup  #nope  #guess

Did you guess them all correctly? We can accept a huge variety of textiles! From shirts and jeans through to shoes and socks. However, there are a few things that may appear to be acceptable, but are actually not. Follow along and comment below how many you got right! If you‚Äôre ever unsure about an item, we have a list of accepted and non-accepted items in the FAQ section of our website. If you don‚Äôt find an answer to what you‚Äôre looking for, feel free to send us a message and we‚Äôll be able to let you know! ūüíö #upparel¬† #mysterybox¬† #Waste¬† #textilewaste¬† #unboxing¬† #recycling¬† #sorting¬† #Upcycle¬† #rubbish¬† #trash¬† #trashintotreasure¬† #sort #challenge #yup #nope #guess

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4 months ago
We know how much you love them, but we can explain...

When we began recycling textiles in 2019, we started with socks. So It made sense to introduce the satchels as a simple and convenient solution to recycle our community's socks! ūü߶‚ôĽÔłŹ

However, since the satchels had to be sent via the postal service, this limited the amount of textiles we could move across Australia. As we continued to innovate and expand the breadth of textiles we can recycle, the satchels gradually became less ideal and were no longer the most efficient or effective solution. This is when we introduced our clothing collection!

We were now partnering with courier partners and reusing our community's old cardboard boxes to send textiles. This new service meant that we could receive 2000% more textiles with only 166% higher cost to the customer! That's a win-win! ūüďą

Now with our clothing collection service in full force, it left us with a secondary option that wasn't cost effective or energy efficient. So after much back and forth, we've removed sock recycling satchels from our website.

Fortunately, our clothing collection service can accept socks along with all sorts of other textiles! If you don't have enough items to justify a collection, we'd suggest splitting it with a friend, family member, or neighbour! ūüď¶

BTW, if you still have a sock recycling satchel lying around, you can still pack it up and send it off exactly as intended ūüíö

 #upparel  #sustainable  #upcycling  #recycle  #textilerecycling  #textilewaste  #upcycle  #clothingrecycling  #bcorp  #sockrecycling  #recycledsocks  #recycledcotton

We know how much you love them, but we can explain... When we began recycling textiles in 2019, we started with socks. So It made sense to introduce the satchels as a simple and convenient solution to recycle our community's socks! ūü߶‚ôĽÔłŹ However, since the satchels had to be sent via the postal service, this limited the amount of textiles we could move across Australia. As we continued to innovate and expand the breadth of textiles we can recycle, the satchels gradually became less ideal and were no longer the most efficient or effective solution. This is when we introduced our clothing collection! We were now partnering with courier partners and reusing our community's old cardboard boxes to send textiles. This new service meant that we could receive 2000% more textiles with only 166% higher cost to the customer! That's a win-win! ūüďą Now with our clothing collection service in full force, it left us with a secondary option that wasn't cost effective or energy efficient. So after much back and forth, we've removed sock recycling satchels from our website. Fortunately, our clothing collection service can accept socks along with all sorts of other textiles! If you don't have enough items to justify a collection, we'd suggest splitting it with a friend, family member, or neighbour! ūüď¶ BTW, if you still have a sock recycling satchel lying around, you can still pack it up and send it off exactly as intended ūüíö #upparel¬† #sustainable¬† #upcycling¬† #recycle¬† #textilerecycling¬† #textilewaste¬† #Upcycle¬† #clothingrecycling¬† #BCorp¬† #sockrecycling¬† #recycledsocks¬† #recycledcotton

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4 months ago
Bendigo Bank are diverting 32,000kg worth of old uniforms from landfill! ‚ôĽÔłŹ

In line with their re-brand last year, @bendigobankofficial introduced a new mix-and-match wardrobe to its staff of 7,000. However, this meant that those employees were left with outdated uniforms that they can no longer wear.

Rather than simply discard the old uniforms, they’ve partnered up with us! We’ve provided 10kg clothing collections to all staff members so that they can recycle their uniforms even whilst working remotely.

We’ll be breaking down all of the uniforms into a fine fibre that can be used in a wide variety of sustainable products, including pet beds, cushions and home insulation! We’re estimating to divert and recycle more than 32 tonnes of uniforms from landfill!

With over 400 branches across Australia (predominantly regional) this project has been a great test to our logistics handling, especially at a time like this.

These sorts of initiatives are absolutely something that should be celebrated and supported. So make sure you tag @bendigobankofficial and let them know how fantastic this is! Let‚Äôs make recycling uniforms the new norm! ūüíö

 #upparel  #sustainable  #upcycling  #recycle  #textilerecycling  #textilewaste  #upcycle  #clothingrecycling  #bcorp  #unifromrecycling  #uniforms  #bigbanks  #bendigobank  #banks  #bank  #australia  #braeside  #fashion  #slowfashion  #reducereuserecycle  #mordialloc

Bendigo Bank are diverting 32,000kg worth of old uniforms from landfill! ‚ôĽÔłŹ In line with their re-brand last year,¬†@bendigobankofficial¬†introduced a new mix-and-match wardrobe to its staff of 7,000. However, this meant that those employees were left with outdated uniforms that they can no longer wear. Rather than simply discard the old uniforms, they‚Äôve partnered up with us! We‚Äôve provided 10kg clothing collections to all staff members so that they can recycle their uniforms even whilst working remotely. We‚Äôll be breaking down all of the uniforms into a fine fibre that can be used in a wide variety of sustainable products, including pet beds, cushions and home insulation! We‚Äôre estimating to divert and recycle more than 32 tonnes of uniforms from landfill! With over 400 branches across Australia (predominantly regional) this project has been a great test to our logistics handling, especially at a time like this. These sorts of initiatives are absolutely something that should be celebrated and supported. So make sure you tag @bendigobankofficial and let them know how fantastic this is! Let‚Äôs make recycling uniforms the new norm! ūüíö #upparel¬† #sustainable¬† #upcycling¬† #recycle¬† #textilerecycling¬† #textilewaste¬† #Upcycle¬† #clothingrecycling¬† #BCorp¬† #unifromrecycling #uniforms #bigbanks #bendigobank #banks #bank¬† #australia¬† #braeside¬† #fashion¬† #slowfashion¬† #reducereuserecycle¬† #mordialloc

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4 months ago
Want to get paid to recycle your old running gear?

@brooksrunningau are seriously stepping it up a notch by doubling down on textile recycling! They’ve been a long time supporter of our program, but now they’re taking it to the next level.

Rather than receiving the standard $25 credit, you’ll receive a $50 coupon fully redeemable to spend on some fresh Brooks Running gear!

All you need to do is book your next clothing collection through Brooks’ website to claim your coupon!

Click the link in our bio to get started ‚ÄĒ @upparelofficial

 #brooksrunningau  #upparel  #runhappy  #recycle  #upparel  #sustainable  #upcycling  #recycle  #textilerecycling  #textilewaste  #upcycle  #clothingrecycling  #bcorp  #shoes  #shoerecycling  #shoesoftheday  #shoestagram  #shoefie  #shoelove  #shoegame  #shoeaddiction  #australia  #victoria  #melbourne

Want to get paid to recycle your old running gear? @brooksrunningau are seriously stepping it up a notch by doubling down on textile recycling! They‚Äôve been a long time supporter of our program, but now they‚Äôre taking it to the next level. Rather than receiving the standard $25 credit, you‚Äôll receive a $50 coupon fully redeemable to spend on some fresh Brooks Running gear! All you need to do is book your next clothing collection through Brooks‚Äô website to claim your coupon! Click the link in our bio to get started ‚ÄĒ @upparelofficial #brooksrunningau¬† #upparel¬† #runhappy¬† #recycle #upparel¬† #sustainable¬† #upcycling¬† #recycle¬† #textilerecycling¬† #textilewaste¬† #Upcycle¬† #clothingrecycling¬† #BCorp¬† #shoes¬† #shoerecycling¬† #shoesoftheday¬† #shoestagram¬† #shoefie¬† #shoelove¬† #shoegame¬† #shoeaddiction¬† #australia¬† #victoria¬† #Melbourne

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4 months ago
It’s that time of the year again!

Spring has well and truly sprung, delighting us all with a much needed ultraviolet endorphin hit.

Do you know what that also means? You guessed it: SPRING CLEANING!

With the additional time we've been spending at home, we owe it to ourselves make the most of our space and create an environment that makes us feel good.

There are all sorts of ways we can take part in a good clean, but of course, our focus is on the wardrobe.

A lot of us have likely experienced the feeling of reaching maximum capacity. Over years of shopping for clothes, receiving gifts or hand-me-downs, we'll eventually reach a point where nothing fits. This is usually a good sign it's time for clean out.

So blast your favorite tunes, set aside an hour, and start sorting! A simple way is to go through each item and think back to the last time you wore it. If it was over a year ago, it may be time to move it along.

While working through your clothes, keep your family and friends in mind. If you spot something that might suit someone you know, put it aside as a gift! There's no better way to extend the life of clothes than reusing them.

Then drop everything else that is past it's prime or you simply don't wear into a cardboard box, but DON'T throw it away!

Instead, book a clothing collection with us! We'll ensure anything that can be reused, is reused, and anything that can't is recycled! ‚ôĽÔłŹ

Click the link in our bio to get started ‚ÄĒ @upparelofficial

What are some things that you just can't part with?

 #victorialockdown  #lockdown  #australia  #melbourne  #melburnian  #victoria  #mordialloc  #braeside  #cbd  #textilewaste  #recycling  #clothingrecycling  #textilerecycling  #upcycling  #fastfashion  #reducereuserecycle

It‚Äôs that time of the year again! Spring has well and truly sprung, delighting us all with a much needed ultraviolet endorphin hit. Do you know what that also means? You guessed it: SPRING CLEANING! With the additional time we've been spending at home, we owe it to ourselves make the most of our space and create an environment that makes us feel good. There are all sorts of ways we can take part in a good clean, but of course, our focus is on the wardrobe. A lot of us have likely experienced the feeling of reaching maximum capacity. Over years of shopping for clothes, receiving gifts or hand-me-downs, we'll eventually reach a point where nothing fits. This is usually a good sign it's time for clean out. So blast your favorite tunes, set aside an hour, and start sorting! A simple way is to go through each item and think back to the last time you wore it. If it was over a year ago, it may be time to move it along. While working through your clothes, keep your family and friends in mind. If you spot something that might suit someone you know, put it aside as a gift! There's no better way to extend the life of clothes than reusing them. Then drop everything else that is past it's prime or you simply don't wear into a cardboard box, but DON'T throw it away! Instead, book a clothing collection with us! We'll ensure anything that can be reused, is reused, and anything that can't is recycled! ‚ôĽÔłŹ Click the link in our bio to get started ‚ÄĒ @upparelofficial What are some things that you just can't part with? #victorialockdown¬† #lockdown¬† #australia¬† #Melbourne¬† #melburnian¬† #victoria¬† #mordialloc¬† #braeside¬† #cbd¬† #textilewaste¬† #recycling¬† #clothingrecycling¬† #textilerecycling¬† #upcycling¬† #FastFashion¬† #reducereuserecycle

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4 months ago
Welcome to Mount Repurpose 2.0!

We've recently had a chance to do some reshuffling, and this is the result! A neatly organised mountain of textiles ready to be repurposed or recycled into something new ‚ôĽÔłŹ

Since UPPAREL is fortunate enough to classify as an essential service, our warehouse team has been able to continue their amazing work sorting and grading textiles throughout lockdown.

And thanks to our contact-less collection service, we've also been able to continue picking up your old textiles from right across Australia!

We seriously can't express our appreciation for everyone who has continued to send us their old textiles throughout lockdown. Without your support and contribution, we wouldn't be where we are today.

Ready to recycle some textiles? Click the link in our bio ‚ÄĒ @upparelofficial
 
  #upparel  #sustainable  #upcycling  #recycle  #textilerecycling  #textilewaste  #upcycle  #clothingrecycling  #bcorp  #australia  #melbourne  #repurposable  #braeside  #repurpose

Welcome to Mount Repurpose 2.0! We've recently had a chance to do some reshuffling, and this is the result! A neatly organised mountain of textiles ready to be repurposed or recycled into something new ‚ôĽÔłŹ Since UPPAREL is fortunate enough to classify as an essential service, our warehouse team has been able to continue their amazing work sorting and grading textiles throughout lockdown. And thanks to our contact-less collection service, we've also been able to continue picking up your old textiles from right across Australia! We seriously can't express our appreciation for everyone who has continued to send us their old textiles throughout lockdown. Without your support and contribution, we wouldn't be where we are today. Ready to recycle some textiles? Click the link in our bio ‚ÄĒ @upparelofficial #upparel¬† #sustainable¬† #upcycling¬† #recycle¬† #textilerecycling¬† #textilewaste¬† #Upcycle¬† #clothingrecycling¬† #BCorp¬† #australia¬† #Melbourne¬† #repurposable¬† #braeside¬† #repurpose

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4 months ago
Waste isn't waste until we waste it ‚ôĽÔłŹ

For nearly a year, we've been partnered with the talented team at @intocarry.co to help us give what was once waste, a brand new lease on life!

We supply the trash, they bring the know how, and the result is something truely spectacular! A wonderfully innovative handmade satchel, made entirely from textile waste.

ūüĎĖ We see over 180,000 pieces of denim moving through the warehouse (around 6% of our 3 Million milestone)‚Ā†

ūüõćÔłŹ 1 in 60 packages that move through the warehouse are tartan storage bags.‚Ā†

Our warehouse sees literal tonnes of textiles moving through on a daily basis, which is why it's so important to shift the mindset and look at waste as a resource.

Into Carry has been smashing it recently with their weekly drops, so be sure to show them your support ‚ÄĒ @intocarry.co

Use the link in our bio to order yours today! ‚ÄĒ¬†@upparelofficial

 #upparel  #sustainable  #sustainablestyle  #recycle  #upcycled  #handbag  #intocarry  #upcycledbag  #trashintocarry  #intocarry  #trashintocarry  #upcycled  #workbag  #melbournemade  #ausmade  #recycling  #sustainability  #melbournesustainability  #sustainablefashion  #sustainabledesign  #wasteintocarry

Waste isn't waste until we waste it ‚ôĽÔłŹ For nearly a year, we've been partnered with the talented team at @intocarry.co to help us give what was once waste, a brand new lease on life! We supply the trash, they bring the know how, and the result is something truely spectacular! A wonderfully innovative handmade satchel, made entirely from textile waste. ūüĎĖ We see over 180,000 pieces of denim moving through the warehouse (around 6% of our 3 Million milestone)‚Ā† ūüõćÔłŹ 1 in 60 packages that move through the warehouse are tartan storage bags.‚Ā† Our warehouse sees literal tonnes of textiles moving through on a daily basis, which is why it's so important to shift the mindset and look at waste as a resource. Into Carry has been smashing it recently with their weekly drops, so be sure to show them your support ‚ÄĒ @intocarry.co Use the link in our bio to order yours today! ‚ÄĒ¬†@upparelofficial #upparel¬† #sustainable¬† #sustainablestyle¬† #recycle¬† #upcycled¬† #handbag¬† #intocarry¬† #upcycledbag¬† #trashintocarry¬† #intocarry¬† #trashintocarry¬† #upcycled¬† #workbag¬† #melbournemade¬† #ausmade¬† #recycling¬† #sustainability¬† #melbournesustainability¬† #sustainablefashion¬† #sustainabledesign¬† #wasteintocarry

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4 months ago
Watch us reveal all of our secrets, LIVE! 

Follow along a walkthrough of our warehouse and office with our CEO and Co-Founder, Michael!

We‚Äôll show you exactly what happens to your textiles after they‚Äôre picked up from your front door, all the way through from sorting to recycling! ‚ôĽÔłŹ

This also concludes our week of live streams! If you loved it and want to see more content like this, please let us know! ūüíö

 #upparel  #tour  #warehouse  #textilewaste  #live  #livestream  #instalive  #headquarters  #recycling  #sorting  #upcycling  #reuse  #reusereducerecycle  #recycle  #fastfashion  #secrets

Watch us reveal all of our secrets, LIVE! Follow along a walkthrough of our warehouse and office with our CEO and Co-Founder, Michael! We‚Äôll show you exactly what happens to your textiles after they‚Äôre picked up from your front door, all the way through from sorting to recycling! ‚ôĽÔłŹ This also concludes our week of live streams! If you loved it and want to see more content like this, please let us know! ūüíö #upparel #tour #warehouse #textilewaste #live #livestream #instalive #headquarters #recycling #sorting #upcycling #reuse #reusereducerecycle #recycle #FastFashion #secrets

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4 months ago
Today we show you how to make a Mini Foosball Table using just a few household items!

Perfect to keep kids big and small occupied while stuck at home.

Things you’ll need:
1 x Old Shoe Box
4 x Wooden Skewers 
10 x Clothes Pegs
Scissors
Some Tin Foil

If you follow along, make sure to share it and tag us so we can see your wonderful creations!

Make sure you tune in tomorrow for our fourth and final live stream, where we’ll be giving you a full office tour!

 #upparel  #tutorial  #howto  #diy  #foosball  #forkids  #forkidsbykids  #upcycling

Today we show you how to make a Mini Foosball Table using just a few household items! Perfect to keep kids big and small occupied while stuck at home. Things you’ll need: 1 x Old Shoe Box 4 x Wooden Skewers 10 x Clothes Pegs Scissors Some Tin Foil If you follow along, make sure to share it and tag us so we can see your wonderful creations! Make sure you tune in tomorrow for our fourth and final live stream, where we’ll be giving you a full office tour! #upparel #tutorial #howto #diy #foosball #forkids #forkidsbykids #upcycling

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4 months ago
Did you miss out on today’s live? Fear not! 

You can watch the full Q&A session right here! We had a heap of fun answering all your questions and queries live.

We answered questions about our recycling process, the history of UPPAREL, and even what it‚Äôs like owning a business with your romantic partner! ūüėė‚ôĽÔłŹ

We believe there was some issue with the stream as it didn‚Äôt appear in some people‚Äôs feed. Not sure what happened but at least you can still watch it for those who missed out! ūüíö

Should we do another live Q&A in the future? Let us know!

Did you miss out on today‚Äôs live? Fear not! You can watch the full Q&A session right here! We had a heap of fun answering all your questions and queries live. We answered questions about our recycling process, the history of UPPAREL, and even what it‚Äôs like owning a business with your romantic partner! ūüėė‚ôĽÔłŹ We believe there was some issue with the stream as it didn‚Äôt appear in some people‚Äôs feed. Not sure what happened but at least you can still watch it for those who missed out! ūüíö Should we do another live Q&A in the future? Let us know!

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4 months ago