Mend It! Fashion Mending Workshop and Panel Discussion

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E9 6LL

Chatham Place

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E9 6LL

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It's all about learning skills and strategies to keep your wardrobe fresh without contributing to the environmental impact of fast fashion!

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Do you have pieces of clothing in your wardrobe that you never wear? Do you have a loved garment that is starting to look tired or has an imperfection? Don’t throw them away!

Bring them to our workshop and we will show you how to rejuvenate these garments to create a piece you love and avoid contributing to the landfill.

Fashion is an incredibly resource heavy and environmentally taxing industry. Currently, the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of the global carbon footprint, with textile production contributing more to climate change than international aviation and shipping combined.

The mentality of “fast fashion” has created a facade of disposability and disconnects us from the true cost of each piece of clothing. It is estimated that less than 1% of clothing textiles are recycled and the UK sends £140 million worth of clothing to landfills each year. There are £30 billion worth of unused clothing stashed in our wardrobes nationwide.

Let’s do something about that!

Your ticket includes:

1. A welcome drink while you meet with the workshop tutors and check out the maker’s space.

2. Front row access to talks and a discussion panel. Hear from industry experts reshaping how we think about fashion with a goal of reducing the impact the industry has on the planet – Ask questions and network!

3. Participation in a workshop lead by professional designers showing you creative ways to mend and re-design up to 3 garments from your closet.

Leave feeling inspired and equipped with the skills to keep your closet fresh, beautiful, and out of landfill.

All skill levels welcome. Our tutors are industry professionals with a passion for up-cycling and sustainable fashion. All supplies are included: high-end designer fabrics and embellishments.

@ethics_matter will be posting instagram stories in the lead up to the event giving sneak peaks of which designer fabrics will be available, the speaker panel lineup and more!

Speakers include:

Aisling Byrne - Founder and CEO, The Nu Wardrobe

The Nu Wardrobe is a community-centred online platform to share clothes with friends and other Nu members.

Sarah Graham - Founder, Ethics Matter Consulting

Ethics Matter creates bespoke strategies to help businesses reduce their environmental impact and become more socially responsible. Ethics Matter successfully advices companies from fashion to food service.

Brooke Dennis - Managing Director, Make Town

Make Town is a craft and weave makers studio. Brooke runs it with an ethos of using crafting to address sustainability, collaboration and a general slowing down and taking time to connect our hands and our hearts.

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

A profits from ticket sales will be donated to Oxfam. We have set the base ticket price low to be accessible to as many people as possible. However, if you are able to donate more please do!

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E9 6LL

Chatham Place

London

E9 6LL

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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