Who grew the cotton/fibres or who produced the wool or leather in your clothes? Most brands won’t be able to tell you. Be curious and ask #whomademyclothes? and see if you can discover the people who made your clothes, from factory to farm. —————————————- #Repost @lorenalaing ??? Meet Jean from @pitchingga_alpacas . She is one of the pioneers of the Melbourne fibre community, also a very good friend, supplier & stockist of Amano and fabrica by Lorena Laing. We luv you Jean! #imadeyourclothes #fashionrevolution via @fash_rev_ausnz
Fashion Revolution is the stylish NGO which encourages radical change to the way that clothing is produced. As a part of their third instalment, they have introduced their Open Studios Initiative, curated by TANK magazine’s fashion director, Tamsin Blanchard, which sees a week of workshops, studio visits and seminars meant to connect designers around the globe with the public at large.
In London, British designer Christopher Raeburn will be conducting various tours and workshops throughout the week from his Hackney studio space in the old Burberry factory. One such event will give guests the opportunity to create and personalise their own tote bag using samples from his past collections. His workshops will teach basic sewing skills, enabling the public to repair and customise their clothes and accessories instead of discarding them or buying ones. Raeburn notes “I am very proud of my studio and like to open it up as a creative and community hub whenever I can, with regular workshops to teach people how to sew as well as how to repair and customise their clothes and accessories”.
????We gave the traditional granny square blanket a revamp for our #nikidesaintphalle inspired mini dress. Hand crocheted in Silk, Merino and cotton for a super soft light feel with leather patch work shapes and silk slip ? This piece is a limited edition and we have only made 3 of them ???? #handmade #limitededition #crochet #selfridges
The Open Studios will launch with The Queen of Crochet, Katie Jones, conducting a workshop on how to use the revolutionary patches she made in collaboration with Beyond Retro. Another notable participant this is Central Saint Martins graduate, John Alexander Skelton. Upon completion of his Masters last year, Skelton won the coveted L’Oreal prize and is know for his locally sourced hand-woven fabrics, one-off jackets, and rare breed wools. Kepler, a new label based in Dalston will give visitors a go at making their own linocut fabrics while Jodie Ruffle, known for disrupting luxury sportswear conventions, will be illustrating her artisanal embroidery technique. Ruffle notes “I will be working throughout the day on a new project so will have embroidery frames etc set up – it would be nice to be able to show people how I work.”
Other global events to keep an eye out for include open-air workshops in Prato, Italy; a tie-dye workshop by Raquel Allegra in Los Angeles; shirt-making with Wilsen Willim in Jakarta; and a behind the scenes look with Kit X in Sydney.
Knowledge is power! Schools and universities from around the world will be participating in FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK 24-30th April. You can download our free educational materials and worksheets from www.fashionrevolution.org/education? —-? Fashion students at @sofadesigninstitute in the Philippines used their creativity to inspire people to join the Fashion Revolution through an editorial competition. The artworks can be seen on our blog and through the Fashion Revolution Philippines social account @fash_rev_ph. The winning team included @dydmnq @mxindigo @trixieplaton @pidisabadgirlinabadworld @chrisnickd?Photographer @wandadomingo #fashionrevolution #whomademyclothes? ?
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