MMU Post Graduate Research student, freelance eco-fashion designer and member of the Stitched Up collective, Sara Han, will discuss the waste situation in the UK and how sustainable design solutions can reduce clothing and textile waste. Sara will talk about the work of Stitched Up, a non-profit co-operative that inspires people to create a sustainable wardrobe through up-cycling and stitching.
Also considering the pertinent issues and ideas surrounding clothing and sustainability - Judy Wong, Teaching Fellow in Fashion and Clothing Technology, will be presenting a range of opinions based upon fast fashion and sustainable clothing.
Book on 0161 275 2648 or email@example.com, free, adults
We are hosting a Swap Shop in Fuel on Saturday 13th April and this time we have Men's clothes!! So ladies bring your boyfriends/brothers/mates to join in the swapping!
For those of you that don't know what a swap shop is it's where you bring along all those clothes that you no longer wear (they must be in a good condition) and for £1 you can swap them for other people's clothes and Hey presto you've got yourself a new sustainable wardrobe! If you don't have anything to swap but still want to come along it's £3 per item.
We've been a bit quiet over the past few months. But that doesn't mean we haven't been busy! Behind the scenes Stitched Up have been working on some new, exciting - and big! - projects which we'll be able to share with you soon. All the hard work we've been doing in the background has helped us to focus on what we want to achieve in the future, so what better time to relaunch with a new logo? We've had two fabulous new logos designed, but we're really having trouble deciding on which one perfectly sums up Stitched Up. What do you think? Should we stick with our original logo at the top? Or one of the newer designs below? Let us know by clicking through to our Facebook page and voting with your 'likes' or leaving a comment below!
We'll be at Blank Media's fundraiser tomorrow running a clothes swap from 2pm - 5pm (ish) Bring along your unwanted garms anytime between 2-5 and take away an equal number of new (to you) items.
Revamp your wardrobe in time for Spring, the ethical way!
Saturday February 9th 2013 the most excellent Blank Media Collective will be hosting an
impressive array of art, music and crafts for their Winter Warmer Fundraising Event at BLANKSPACE (43, Hulme Street, Manchester M15 6AW)
to support their Spring season of Artists’ Masterclasses.
The event will feature:
Dirty Work Participatory Grafitti Akse Live Mural Painting (murmur) EP launch Stitched Up! Clothes Swap Stalls / Food / Drink RAFFLE WITH AMAZING PRIZES
We'll be there making upcycled bow brooches and bow ties from 2-4pm. Come and say hi! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Saturday 19th January 2pm to 4pm @ The Sports Hall, St. John’s Catholic Primary School Enjoy a free, family-friendly, community event * Exchange your unwanted Xmas gifts and craft supplies;
* Swap baby clothes and equipment; Gather new plants and seeds;
* Update your kid’s toys, dressing up costumes and sports gear;
* Refresh your book, DVD and music collections
– all completely FREE. Bring along good quality, clean items you no longer want. Hand over your items in exchange for tokens. Browse what others have brought while enjoying tea and cake… …then swap your tokens for new items. The more you bring, the more you can take. Complimentary drinks and home-made cakes available for all. Take part in free and imaginative creative activities including
spinning your own yarn. Bring old Christmas cards, wrapping paper and
batteries for recycling. Lots of information stalls and free face
painting. Got any outgrown school shoes and uniforms? Donate all clean items to ‘Operation Sunshine’ for shipping to African children.
The Sports Hall, St. John’s Catholic Primary School, Chepstow Road (off Longford Road
2012 was the International Year of the Co-operative and we were proud to become Manchester’s newest sustainable fashion
co-operative, now officially known as Stitched Up Co-operative Ltd, working hard to bring you fantastic workshops, events and
opportunities to learn more about what you can do to upcycle, recycle, reuse and
reduce your consumption of clothing.
And then it was time for the nine back-to-back Watch Your Waste Week workshops, which brought free upcycling and sewing workshops to the whole of Greater Manchester!
The response we had from everyone attending was fantastic and we can’t wait to do it all again!
We rounded off
the Watch Your Waste Week events with the fabulous upcycling fashion show at the Museum of Science and Industry, all
put together by the amazing Tracey Cliffe of Manchester upcycling label Love Me Again.
Our collection was seen on the runway alongside some of our biggest upcycling heroes, and we also ran a fun workshop and vintage dress-up box at the event... YAY!
...and being interviewed as part of Radio 4’s consumer
issues programme You and Yours.
It has been a great year, with Stitched Up
going from strength to strength, and much more to come in 2013. So look out for
us, we have plans in the running for more workshops, more clothes swaps, more
sustainable fashion events and most exciting of all, OUR OWN SHOP!!
to be a haven of making and mending, where everyone from absolute beginners to earth
conscious fashionista revolutionaries like you, can come and learn about
sewing, upcycling and sustainable fashion. There will be teas and coffees and
homemade cakes, eco-fashion to choose from, sewing machines to use and many,
many things to make and do for everybody!
We can’t wait
to share it with you; it’s going to be amazing!!