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Wed, 07 Feb


Canons House, Preloved Studio

Circular Fashion: Re-designing and Re-working Leisurewear Part 1

Join local fashion brand and Preloved Studio resident, RE-RUNN, for this exciting 2-part workshop exploring approaches to circular slow fashion design and textiles waste reduction.

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Circular Fashion: Re-designing and Re-working Leisurewear Part 1
Circular Fashion: Re-designing and Re-working Leisurewear Part 1

Time & Location

07 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 15:30

Canons House, Preloved Studio, 19 Madeira Rd, Mitcham CR4 4HD, UK


About the event

In Part 1 of this exciting 2-part workshop, RE-RUNN founder, Sakina, will give an introduction to her process of redesigning leisurewear and show examples of her circular fashion collection. 

In Part 1, you will learn how to approach an upcycled design process using preloved clothing items, and how to dismantle the garments ready for re-construction the following week in Part 2. At the end of this workshop you will be encouraged to take your garment sections home to complete any preparation and do any dying, bleaching or pattern printing before the next session.

Check out what will be covered in Part 2 here. 

Workshop skill level: Improver (you already have basic sewing machine skills under your belt.)

Meet your workshop facilitator: Sakina O'Neill

Sakina created RE-RUNN after many years as Head of Design working in the fashion industry, supplying major High Street brands and retailers. While travelling the world, both designing and overseeing production, Sakina witnessed first-hand the excessive wastefulness of the industry and felt compelled to play some part in the solutions to this unsustainable model. She sought ways to extend the life of existing garments, that otherwise end up as landfill, to reduce fashion’s negative environmental impact.

Important Information for Workshop Attendees:

This workshop is in two parts: Part 1 on 7th February (1pm - 3:30pm) and Part 2 on 14th February (10am - 3:30pm). Please only sign up for this workshop if you can attend both sessions. By signing up to this workshop you are automatically enrolled in Part 2.

This event is for adults only (18+). Sadly, we do not have the facilities to accommodate children during the sessions.

This workshop is suitable for people who already have basic sewing machine skills and experience of using an overlocker.

Sewing tools and equipment are provided by the Preloved Studio during the sessions.

Please clean and iron your fabrics before you bring them to the studio to work on. Some Preloved Studio fabric scraps and remnants may be available for you to use.

To get to the Preloved Studio, head to Canons House and ring the buzzer at the main entrance. There is free parking at Canons House grounds.

Thank you to RE-RUNN for organising this Workshop.

The Preloved Studio is made possible with the support of the Canons House and Grounds and Merton Council.

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