Mend Your Clothes for Fashion Revolution Week Sunday 29th April 1pm – 5pm
Come along to our Make Do and Mend Workshop and Mend Your Clothes for Fashion Revolution Week! Because Loved Clothes Last!
A Fashion Revolution Week Event.
This month, The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling is teaming up Nicole Jenkins from Circa Vintage to support the international Fashion Revolution movement. Fashion Revolution is an organisation born out of the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse, that aims to raise awareness and initiate change around the human and environmental cost of fast fashion.
As the Fashion Revolution website says:
“Rather than buying new, we want people to fall back in love with their clothes, care for them for longer, and take a stand against fast fashion that ends up in landfill.”
So join us for an hour or the whole afternoon on Sunday 29th April and learn simple hand-mending skills to extend the life of your well-worn clothes.
We will teach you specialised hand mending and alteration techniques that will help to prolong the life you your favourite clothes. From Visible Mending to old fashioned discreet darning your clothes will be enhanced to live for another year. We’ll also be sharing tips on fixing seam rips, taking up hems and sewing on buttons.
If you want to take your mending a step further you might also be interested in our Fix Your Op Shop Finds Workshop on Saturday 2nd June