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Swish & Style at Salisbury Hotel, Haringey

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Salisbury Hotel

1, Grand Parade

Green Lanes

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N4 1JX

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Almost a third (26%) of the average Briton’s garments have not been worn in the last year. Why not have a spring clean and bring those clothes lurking at the back of your wardrobe to one of the Swish and Style events in north London from December to March, including two in Haringey at The Salisbury Hotel on 23rd January and 5th March 2020 from 6:30-9:30pm.

Bring up to fifteen items; for each item you bring, you will be given a token that you can exchange for another garment from someone else.

The events will include workshops where you can learn skills to take home and use on your clothes again. The workshop at this event will be upcycling and #boro with Fast Fashion Therapy.

Workshops at swishing events across north London will include upcycling, screen printing, repair, fabric dyeing, and Japanese techniques. There will be ONE workshop per event, so check the full listing to see if there are any other events you’d like to attend.

Workshop spaces are free but limited, so please sign up on Eventbrite to help us to estimate numbers. If you do not sign up, you may not get a space on the day.

Everything is free!

ABOUT SWISHING
What should you bring?
· Clean and wearable women’s, men’s and children’s clothes
· Clean and undamaged shoes and accessories like hats, scarves and gloves

Please don’t bring:
· Damaged clothes, with holes or stains
· Jewellery
· Underwear, bath towels, bedding (unless unworn/unused in original sealed packaging)
· Swimwear
· Stockings, tights and leggings

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Fast Fashion Therapy are experts in transforming clothes. They also teach the Japanese craft of #boro, a visible mending technique that creates a patchwork effect, and darning for fixing knitwear to maintain your winter wears. In this workshop, you will be able to ask FFT about garments you would like altered, upcycled or repaired and learn techniques so that you can continue to transform your clothes for the better.

FFT aim to make their workshops as collaborative as possible, participants are encouraged to share their ideas and advice with each other as well. So if you already have something that you would like to mend or repair, you can also bring it to the event to discuss.

Please note that all FFT workshops in the Swish and Style events will focus around hand stitching rather than using sewing machines.


Workshop spaces are free but limited, so please sign up on Eventbrite to help us to estimate numbers. If you do not sign up, you may not get a space on the day.

We aim to make our events as accessible as possible, but please contact us if you have any accessibility concerns.

More information at http://wiseuptowaste.org.uk/swish

Please note workshops are subject to change.

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Salisbury Hotel

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Green Lanes

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N4 1JX

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