I enjoyed this Herald Sun article on the weekend talking about how craftspeople were trying to keep old trades alive. It featured a chairmaker, bookbinder, glassblower and a guy who makes musical instruments.
It also talked about how there is something of a resurgence in hand-made and DIY and some people are moving away from disposible items.
Is anyone here trying to keep any "dying" trades alive?
The "maker" movement is certainly growing momentum.
I really enjoyed the Bespoke series on ABC late last year - http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/bespoke/ - which explored the movement really well. There's a strong push towards more authentic products that have been made by hand.