Fashion Fix Up! At The Edge, State Library Of Queensland

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Fashion Revolution Day Aus NZ says
Join Jane Milburn of Textile Beat and Fashion Revolution Australia for a FASHION FIX UP!

Bring your favourite items of clothing that you can't bear to part with but that need a helping hand to get back on your wardrobe rack. Learn to mend holes, darn pulls, hem up and down and fix that stitch!

Fashion Revolution Australia member Jane Milburn of Textile Beat will be there to help you. All participants receive a $40 gift voucher for any creative making workshop from The Ministry of Handmade.

Spaces are limited to 20 people.

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fashion-fix-up-tickets-24385727367

Joining the fix-up will create an environmental benefit too because extending the life of clothes by just nine extra months of active use reduces their carbon, water and waste footprints by around 20-30 percent each. See more at:http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/extending-life-clothes#sthash.YfQpZxn2.dpuf

About The Edge:

The Edge at the State Library of Queensland is a visionary space for ‘creating creatives’; a melting pot of ideas and innovation, capacity-building, experimentation and innovation. A community makerspace to play and create.

About Textile Beat:

Textile Beat is a social enterprise inspiring a creative approach to the way we dress, through slow clothing. We believe in ethical, sustainable choices that don’t harm people or the planet. We want to know the story about where clothing comes from and we believe in care and repair, refashion and restyle of existing clothing using old-fashioned home-sewing skills.

We encourage you to slow down, take stock and consider the substance, not just the style of the clothes you choose to wear. Become conscious of your wardrobe: buy less, choose natural fibres, mend what you have, value story, love second-hand and vintage, refuse cheap fashion, avoid toxic dyes, read labels, restyle what you have, share and swap, or buy ethical brands. If it suits you to do so, be empowered to sew, restyle and refashion clothing already in circulation.

There will be 5 garments from The Slow Clothing Project on display.

The Slow Clothing Project is Textile Beat’s 2016 campaign to spark conversation about clothing use and reuse by creating a collection of individually handmade garments. The focus is on natural fibres and textile reuse, where possible. The digital collection is growing and more than 100 makers from around Australia will contribute between February and November.
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By: Fashion Revolution Day Aus NZ