Sunday, 7 October 2012

The Upcycling Academy

Once again this year, Fabrications, Traid and War on Want will creatively bring you 'The Upcycling Academy' at the Knitting and Stitching Show (Ali Pali: October 11th - 14th)

The aim of the Upcycling Academy is to present creative,hands on learning experiences which explores textile waste, upcycling and introduces people to better fashion industry practise.

Last year, in the lead up to the show I wrote a blog post entitled 'Adding Value(s) at The Upcycling Acdemy' exploring the word 'Upcycling' and what it means to me. This year Twisted Thread (the show organisers) have also initiated the 'Upcycler of the year' competition. I'm looking forward to seeing the entries, and Traid have offered a 2 week internship and window display space in their Camden store for the winner, which is a fantastic prize for budding upcycled fashion designers.

Although the competition deadline is now closed you can get involved in re working garments provided by Traid for a mere £2 (t-shirts) + £3 (other garments)  live at the show. Rotate around our workshop stations and learn skills and get chopping and changing with me and other Fabrications teachers and Traid's.

WIN TICKETS! to the show by entering Fabrications FACEBOOK COMPETITION. (Scroll down to find the Picture of The Upcycling Academy team) We've got 3 pairs of tickets up for grabs!! DEADLINE: Monday 4th October at Midnight. GOOD LUCK!

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