Fast Fashion Therapy
Repair, Reuse and Repurpose: A sewing workshop encouraging repair, up-cycling and remodelling of used clothes. Bring along your damaged clothes to save them from landfill, or practice new sewing techniques on the materials provided.
2nd & 4th MONDAY of the month
(Donations towards materials welcome)
About fast fashion therapy
A sewing workshop encouraging repair, up-cycling and remodelling of used clothes, looking to break our habit to always buy new. Fix holes in jeans, darn jumpers, shorten sleeves or create a new outfit from something already in the wardrobe. Bring along an item of clothing to repair or re-work into something new, or practice basic techniques on the examples provided. Help will be given with ideas and basic sewing knowledge. Suitable for beginner sewers who need some help or more experienced sewers looking for a dedicated space and time to sew. We are a friendly and collaborative group, be prepared to share ideas and help others.
Meet The Tutors
SARAH RICHARDS & ELEANOR TULL
A collaboration between a textile designer and a fashion retailer who want to focus their projects on sustainability. Sarah is the founder of Olive Road London, an independent vintage fabric shop. Initially taught by her Nan, she studied Fashion Design for four years at the London College of Fashion before starting a career in the fashion retail industry.
Eleanor is a textile designer whose current practice looks to encourage greater participation in making, altering and upcycling our clothes as a way for fashion to be more unique, playful and sustainable. She recently graduated from Chelsea College of Art with an MA in Textile Design.
We both separately applied to run sustainable fashion workshops at the Create Place, and St Margaret’s House teamed us up, so Fast Fashion Therapy was born! Our workshop offers a therapeutic space for slowing down and taking a more mindful approach to everyday life. The original idea for the name came from creating a workshop space that acted as a practical therapy for our collective addiction to fast fashion.