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Swish & Style, White Lion Street, Islington

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45 White Lion Street, London, N1 9PW

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Say goodbye to fast fashion but hello to new clothes - Swishing at Lift

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 Islington - at St Mary's Community Partnership on 2nd February and Lift, on White Lion Street on 21st March.

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 with embroidery by Moody Bright Designs. Workshop spaces are free but limited, so please sign up on Eventbrite.

Workshops at Swish & Style 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.

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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:

Milou runs Moody Bright Designs and will teach you how to upcycle your tired clothes with decorative embroidery to bring new life to old items.

She doesn’t see embroidery as ‘merely’ decorative. Inspired by folklore and folk art, embroidery makes her think of the richness of people’s lives and stories, making the mark it leaves on fabric, a powerful witness of value, care and emotional existence.

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We aim to make our events as accessible as possible, but please contact us if you have any accessibility concerns so that we can make arrangements where possible, to support your visit.

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

Please note that workshops may be subject to change.

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