Free workshop on how to up-cycle clothes, at Uxbridge

December 11th, 2017 by Sandy

A free festive-themed workshop will be hosted at Uxbridge, by Love Your Clothes London, on 22nd December (Wednesday). Love Your Clothes London works to promote sustainable fashion and this free session aims to inspire people to up-cycle their clothes. The workshop will show how to customise party wear or create unique Christmas jumper and also how to make alterations and simple repairs combining hand and machine sewing on the clothes.

Studies show that lesser than 1 out of 5 people have confidence enough to re-design a clothing item, whereas 15% only feel confident in replacing a pocket and 16% in replacing a zip. Yet, people over the festive period are likely to spend more than £3000 on Christmas jumpers.

According to Ali Moore of Love Your Clothes, the clothes we don’t wear is estimated as £30 billion, and they are encouraging Londoners to up-cycle last year’s party outfits or Christmas jumpers, that may have been worn only once, then thrown off. According to recent research, that by extending the life of a piece of clothing, say for an extra 9 months, it reduces the impact of waste, water and carbon of that garment by about 20 to 30 percent.

People have to just bring from a local charity shop or their wardrobe, a plain jumper, to the free workshop, which will be held at Out Lady of Lourdes and St Michael, The Presbytery, Osborne Road, in West London, from 6pm to 9pm, next Wednesday.