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Paint your clothes and redesign your t shirts: revive your wardrobe

A week after lockdown started to relieve in the UK, Fashion Transformation Week (FRW) begins today with a suggestion that “back-to-normal” isn’t always best– specifically when it comes to the fashion industry.

” Covid was like a huge magnifying lens that revealed us really plainly where we keep going wrong as individuals on this planet,” states Orsola de Castro, creator and global imaginative director of Style Transformation, pointing to exploitation and abuse which, she states, “are rife” in supply chains.

The objective of Style Revolution– which de Castro established in 2013 in reaction to the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh– is to force the fashion business to “value individuals and the world over development and profit” as well as educate customers on the questions to ask about their clothes and how to shop sustainably. “Buying from small companies and thinking of durability when it pertains to what we currently own can make a long-lasting distinction,” she adds.

To help guide individuals in the ideal direction, Style Open Studio (FOS)– the showcase and mentoring initiative set up by Fashion Revolution as a remedy to fashion week to reveal the nitty gritty truth of designers’ procedures– is holding a series of talks, webinars and workshops over the next 7 days. More than 60 designers from 20 nations across Europe, Africa, Asia and South America are gearing up to shed light on their sustainable development, regional heritage and regenerative service designs.

” It’s so rare to have all these diverse voices discussing the effect of the climate crisis, how they are keeping regional crafts alive or highlighting regional native materials,” says Tamsin Blanchard, curator of FOS. “This is a piece of a utopian planet fashion– a currently existing version of the fashion industry that takes duty for its impact on the environment, works transparently and collaboratively and deals with everyone in the supply chain with respect.”

This week is, state de Castro and Blanchard, everything about getting individuals included. They want individuals to publish pictures on their social networks channels this week with the hashtag #whomademyfabric and to tag the brand names whose clothing they are using. In addition, there is a raft of digital workshops you can join which will have you turning your shower mat into a purse, remaking your old T-shirts and finger-knitting in no time.

” Much of the conversation around fashion and sustainability can be alienating to people and by bringing them into the world of the designer’s studio, we hope that they can engage with some big concerns in a concrete method,” states Blanchard.

Here’s a rundown of what you can get included with and when …

Who? About A Worker: Develop your own linen pencil case

What? Paris-based innovative factory About A Worker, whose work revolves around ensuring the voices of garment workers are heard, will reveal you how to make a pencil case– which could double up as a toiletry case– utilizing European linen.

When and where? Monday 19 Apr, 10:00– 17:00 CEST on Instagram
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Who? Lydia Bolton: Remaking your T-shirts

What? The London-based designer, famous for unpicking pre-owned clothes she discovers in charity shops to make her new collections, will present a step-by-step class revealing you how to make brand-new tops from old T-shirts

When and where? Monday 19 Apr, 12:00– 13:00 BST on Zoom

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Who? Clara Chu: From bath mats to purses– making household items

What? Have you got earplugs, old bath mats, baking sheets, pegs or cable television ties spending time? Designer Clara Chu makes extremely cool bags and devices from things you think you’re ended up with. In this session she reveals you how.

When and where? Tuesday 20 Apr, 14:00– 14:45 BST on Zoom

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Who? Alice Dansey-Wright: Painting at home

What? Artist Alice Dansey-Wright started putting her paintbrush to her old clothing to give them a new lease of life when she could not afford to purchase brand-new. In this class, she will reveal you how to upcycle your clothing– as well as cover stains– with hand-drawn styles to make them last a bit longer in your closet.

When and where? Wednesday 21 Apr, 10:00– 11:30 BST– Zoom

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Who? Toktam Hemmati: Lovely waste

What? Fashion and textile designer Toktam Hemmati will reveal you how to turn left-over and waste material into a tapestry– which can also be used as a dress. She will also display her new collection inspired by Iranian geometry with hand-woven fabrics from the eastern province of Khorasan.

When and where? Thursday 22 Apr, 18:00– 21:35 on Instagram and the site aassttiinn.com

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Who? Jesse Lee: Do It Yourself workshop with Jesse and his mom

What? Acclaimed upcycling designer Jesse Lee has actually gotten his mum to reveal you a number of sewing techniques that will assist you to mend your own clothing as well as make brand-new ones.

When and where? Friday 23 Apr, 15:00– 22:05 GMT +8 on Instagram
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Who: ReJean: How to make the Coalesce No Tote Bag

What? Siobhan from ReJean, which makes gender-neutral clothing from 100% recovered fabrics, is going to reveal you how to make the brand’s sold-out Coalesce patchwork carry bag from scraps of product, which can be acquired online before the occasion if you do not have your own.

When and where? Friday 23 Apr, 12:00– 14:00 on Zoom

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Who? Sabinna: How to turn your pre-loved clothing into devices

What? This mindful way of life brand, established by Sabinna Rachimova, champions small production and this session will show you how to make a crochet bag out of any garment you own by cutting it up and knotting strips together.

When and where? Friday 23 Apr, 17:00– 17:45 BST on Zoom

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Who? Atelier M/A: Make your own recycled coaster

What? From their studio in Osaka, Atelier M/A designers Masato Koide and Azusa Koide, famed for their repurposed way of life goods, will reveal you how to make coasters by bonding cloth, peels, threads, plastic shopping bags, packing products, paper, and plants.

When and where? Saturday 24 Apr, 10:00– 16:30 GMT +9 on Zoom

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Who? Rahemur Rahman x Aranya: The home of a natural dyer

What? Designer Rahemur Rahman and a craftsmen from Fairtrade motion Aranya will provide a live presentation and assisted workshop demonstrating how to ideal madder color method and shibori patterns on an old Tee shirts or garment you own. A package is readily available to pre-order or you can have fun with your own beetroot and red cabbage.

When? Sunday 25 Apr, 15:00– 16:30 GMT +6 on Zoom

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Who? Michelle Lowe-Holder: Crafting a reversable upcycled collier

What? Upcycled accessories skilled Michelle Lowe-Holder will show you how to make a collier– a cross between a necklace and a choker– from remaining ribbons, buttons, old fabrics and anything else drifting around your sewing box.

When and where? Sunday 25 Apr, 11:00– 12:00 BST on Zoom

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Who? Katie Jones: Patch it– making tiny crochet sticker label to fix your favourite piece!

What? Crochet designer Katie Jones, who runs her vibrant crochet brand name with her mum, Annie, gives a novice’s guide to making crochet spots to cover up holes, discolorations, or simply to jazz up an existing garment. You will discover how to hook a hole as well as standard stitches.

When and where? Sunday 25 Apr, 12:00– 13:00 BST on Zoom

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Who? Olivia Rubens: Repurposing, healing Your knits and finger knitting

What? You might know that yarn is used to make a T-shirt, but do you understand how to use old T-shirts to get yarn? Award-winning accountable designer Olivia Rubens will show you how– as well as how to utilize your fingers to knit and how to fill holes in old jumpers to make them feel like brand-new once again.

When and where? Sunday 25 Apr, 16:00– 20:00 BST on YouTube Live

Register for the session here

To register to Style Open Studio, go to fashionrevolution.org

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