Clothing waste is a big problem, in part created by fast fashion and in part by our conditioning to ignore the vast numbers of items forgotten in our wardrobes, drawers, lofts, basements, gym bags… and to keep on buying.
And then there is our attachment to certain pieces that, despite changes in fashion, moth holes or the attraction of the new, we can’t bear to throw away.
This event is a meeting place for our loved yet neglected clothing to be repaired, re-imagined, remade or swapped. Bring a pre-loved item and expertise and materials are on hand to ensure you leave with a piece that you can love again.
Repair – darn over a moth hole, make a feature out of a repair (like a button hole), use traditional ‘by hand’ techniques that actually add to the garment through repair. Led by Valerie Kirk.
Remake – reimagine and redefine a piece, transforming it into something different and completely original. Led by Jacoba.
Swap – trade an old piece for a new piece. Led by Nina Gbor.
All Fix and Make program attendees get 15% off their stay at Hotel Hotel. Book via hotel-hotel.com.au using the booking code HHFIXANDMAKE. Fine print – subject to availability and not available on some Saturdays or parliamentary sitting dates.
When:Saturday 9.7 at 9.30AM to 11.30AM or 2.30PM to 4.30PM
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