Sustainable Threads

General Resource for Fashional Revoluntionaries

 

Repair Cafe & other useful resources + some useful

Swapping Apps (North London repair cafe events )

A huge thanks to the tailors and menders in the Repair Cafe on the top floor and to those of you who brought clothes to us for mending.

The team had a fun & creative day helping you give a new lease of life to your slightly tired but very loved items.

We had the following Repairers on the day:

The Fast Fashion Therapy Team:

Sarah Richards sarah@oliveroad.london

Eleanor Tull nor.tull@outlook.com Instagram: fastfashiontherapy facebook: www.facebook.com/fastfashiontherapy

Fast Fashion Therapy run weekly drop in workshops at The Crete Place, 29 Old Ford Road, London

and the following

Jeanne Marshall jeanneelizemarshall@gmail.com website: www.heksie.co.uk

Sophia Denny sophiadennydesign@gmail.com

Andrew Eastmond eastmondapparel@gmail.com

Emma Martin, Tailor at Dege & Skinner

If you’re interested in finding local repair cafes in North London wiseuptowaste.org.uk list some recommended places for you to go on their link including:

 

Also joining us on the day were the great team from EcoACTIVE who are an innovative environmental education charity with a reputation for using hands-on, practical approaches to explore complex issues of sustainability. ecoACTIVE envisions a world where young people and communities are agents of change for creating a better planet. If your school is in the London Borough of Hackney, it is eligible for FREE workshops – see more here

Technology & Sustainable Fashion

“The Nu Wardrobe” is an online platform to share clothes. As a member you gain access to a constantly changing wardrobe that’s convenient to use and inexpensive. As a community, we extend the life-cycle of our clothes and significantly reduce waste.

“Swapsy: Freshen your look with Swapsy, where fashion doesn’t cost the earth”
Swapsy is the world’s first dedicated clothes swapping app. The app works in a
similar way as Tinder… but you swap clothes, not ‘dates. Swapsy will be free to
download and aims to help people exchange clothes and accessories with people
local to them. More broadly we aim to help make swapping clothes mainstream –
making the circular economy both accessible and enjoyable.” Download it here once its released

Whilst they didn’t present at the Festival, it would be a shame to miss out Vinted “Sell and buy second-hand wardrobe items. List what you don’t wear and sell for free!” Vinted look to be very much the new cool kid on the block when it comes to reselling unloved clothes!

 

Swishing

The Festival wouldn’t have been the same without Betsy’s Closet Swap Shop running the fantastic Clothes Swap on the first floor. Following the Festival of Sustainable Fashion last November , our Swish partner Betsy’s Closet Swap Shop will be hosting another clothes swap at the Fair Fashion Fair Sunday, 28 April 2019 from 11:00-16:00

For more info about Betsy’s Swishs check out  https://www.instagram.com/betsysclosetswapshop/  & if you’re interested in running you own event there’s a great guide to hosting a Swish party here. Alternatively, if you’re a venue / event and would like Betsy’s Closet Swap Shop to host an event at yours – get in touch with Iren by email irerasta@hotmail.com or phone number 07462160073

We upcycled a whopping 247Kg of clothing at the event – what better result than doing good for the Environment and grabbing a new outfit can you get at a Fashion event?!?!

Here’s a breakdown of the clothes Swished at the Sustainable Threads Big Swish event:

Womens item numbers weight per item (g)
coats 17 800 13600
dresses 103 300 30900
Skirts 48 200 9600
Shirts/Tshirts 155 250 38750
hoody/sweat 51 400 20400
jeans/trousers 91 600 54600
shoes 19 600 11400
jackets 58 600 34800
boots 28 1000 28000
Mens
jackets/suits 1 1200 1200
coats  0 0
Shirts/Tshirts 8 250 2000
hoody/sweat 1 400 400
jeans/trousers 2 800 1600
shoes
247.25 KG

Sustainable Threads – Fashion Roundtable & the sustainable clothing revolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Sustainable Threads stage we discussed sustainability in the luxury market with Kresse, the owner of luxury brand Elvis & Kresse, and Britta Von Basedow, Couture Designers & Senior Creative Pattern Cutter. From eco textiles like Pineapple leather to reused firehose the future of Fashion is Green. Our concluding message from Kresse was to apply the concept “be an awesome human” to all our fashion making decisions. With every decision you make, how can we each take responsibility to be an awesome human, to each other, to our communities and to the earth.

Fashion Roundtable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our afternoon panel Q&A was hosted by Fashion Roundtable founder, Tamara Cincik. An in-depth and inspiring Q&A with Jodi from Black Neon Digital, fashion revolutionary JJ from Noki, Rafaella from Fashion Roundtable  and Zero Waste blogger Pip Sadler.

What came across form both these discussions is the need to share ideas & keep the conversation going So when it comes to Sustainable Fashion share your thoughts, your ideas, your concerns and your solutions! Let’s keep the conversation going & send us your inspirational stories & share eco Fashion faves over on our Sustainable Threads Facebook group.

We’ve made a list on the Sustainable Threads website of tailors & repairers in the North London Waste Authority areas, but before we can recommend them we’d love to hear some feedback from your experiences – both good & bad – of local Repairers. So have a look at the Resource link below and leave a comment if you have any recommendations to give.

 

 

Sustainable Threads Resource List

We’ve made a list on the Sustainable Threads website of tailors & repairers in the North London Waste Authority areas, but before we can recommend them we’d love to hear some feedback from your experiences – both good & bad – of local Repairers. So have a look at the Resource link below and leave a comment if you have any recommendations to give.

Finally find more about us & our future events, blogs etc:

 

Big thanks again from Ruth, Matt, Sam, VJ, & Iren and all of us at Sustainable Threads, Betsy’s Closet Swap Shop, the London Community Resource Network, and of course the North London Waste Authority who kindly funded the event.

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