Fashion Upcycle: Turn Preloved Garments into Something New

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What’s it all about?

Upcycling is the new wave of sustainable fashion. During this class you will upcycle a pre-loved knitted jumper into mittens for the winter.

What will we cover?

You will learn about the creativity of upcycling and why we need to consider the environmental impact of the fashion industry and our consumer habits. To complete your upcycling project you will learn the techniques of pattern making, cutting and hand sewing. In contrast to reusing or recycling, upcycling uses existing materials to create a new, one-of-a-kind piece.  You will give a pre-loved garment a new, more stylish life in this class and have some fun along the way. 

What you will need to bring
  • a preloved knitted jumper
  • a pair of fabric scissors
  • Pen or Pencil

Thread, needles and tracing paper will be supplied for use in the class.

Who will be teaching?

Shannon Threlfall has an extensive background in the sustainable and ethical fashion industry, including qualifications in Applied Fashion Design, Fashion and Textile Merchandising, as well as a Bachelor Degree in International Business.

Over the course of a decade, she has focused all of her research, both within and outside of her studies, on sustainability and ethical issues within the fashion industry.  Her research is in-depth in order to uncover both the good and bad practices of brands within this industry.

She is the founder of Project Selvage unravelling the fashion industry www.projectselvage.net
She has been upcycling since her early design days before upcycling even became cool! 

Any questions?

Please email lifelearning@geelongsustainability.org.au if you have any questions about the class.

Please Note: Classes are for adults only.

WHEN
July 25, 2017 at 6:15pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
The Black Bull Tapas Bar & Restaurant
48 Moorabool St
Geelong , VIC 3220
Australia
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CONTACT
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Will you come?

$12.00 Ticket - Non Member Price
Use this ticket if you are not a member of Geelong Sustainability
$10.00 Ticket - Member Price
Use this ticket if you are a member of Geelong Sustainability