REBORN LAUNCH + Meet the Maker - WAO

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Fashion for Good

102 Rokin

1012 KZ Amsterdam

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To celebrate the launch of our latest theme 'REBORN: closing the loop in fashion', Meet the Maker is back, and this time you can even bring items to be repaired at the same time, thanks to ExtendThat!

REBORN celebrates the creative ways in which clothing is finding new life after use. We feature brands pioneering a range of innovations that are extending the lifecycle of our clothes to keep them from being burned or ending up in landfill.

This time we want to give you the chance to meet WAO, one of the six brands featured as part of the new theme.

WAO create shoes with their end-of-life in mind - with the returns shipment included in the price. Their shoes are made entirely with natural and sustainable materials like coconut fibre, hemp, cork and organic cotton and dyed using vegetal pigments. Old shoes can be returned to be separated into their different parts and ground up into compost to provide life giving nutrients to a new ecosystem.

WAO's Creative Director Gianmarco Giacometti, and Head of Press and International Relations, Marta Galiazzo, will share insights on how they design their shoes to be broken down at the end of their useful lives, and what happens to them next!

The event will take place inside our Good Shop at Fashion for Good, so it doubles as your first chance to shop all of the game-changing brands that have been selected as part of our REBORN theme.



What if I want to bring something to be repaired?

There will be a mending station at Fashion for Good from 17.00 - 19.00 thanks to ExtendThat, a soon-to-be launching platform giving you access to Amsterdam's most highly skilled craftspeople to repair your products, from that hole in your trousers to that broken wooden chair.

Who will be repairing:

The Extenders are a collective of local ateliers, tailors and designers who live and breath their craft, focusing on quality, long lasting repairs.

Types of repairs possible:

  • Tears, rips and holes
  • Hemming
  • Alterations
  • Re-sizing
  • Buttons
  • Zippers** For zippers they can offer a drop-off service where we deliver the repaired item back to the customer. This is due to zippers needing to be matched correctly to the trousers/jeans and saves them over-stocking :)

Repairs will be either machine based or hand-stitched depending on what is required.

Price: The repairers will provide a quote on the spot. For simple repairs, such as a small hole or simple hemming the average is €5-€10. For more complex alterations and resizing this will be quoted on a case-by-case.

Time: Most repairs will be able to be conducted live/on-the-spot - within 10-15 mins. If the repair is deemed complex we will offer to take it and deliver it back to the customer within 7 days for an extra €3.



Programme:

17.00 Walk in

17.30 Meet the Maker, insights into circular shoe design

18.15 Optional tour of Fashion for Good and our brand new REBORN theme


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Fashion for Good

102 Rokin

1012 KZ Amsterdam

Netherlands

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