With a third of the items in the average wardrobe remaining unworn for over a year and nearly all of our clothes ending up in landfill or the incinerator the impact of the traditional textile and fashion industry is massively unsustainable.
Textile Transformation is a one year project based in Havant, Hampshire that will help reduce the amount of clothes being thrown away by sharing creative skills to mend, up-cycle and make better use of clothing – keeping it in use for longer.
We are thrilled to be running Textile Transformation in partnership with Making Space, a community-based craft organisation that creates opportunities for people to discover and develop design and making skills, increasing personal wellbeing through involvement in high-quality craft.
We are adapting Textile Transformation and the way it is being delivered in the face of the current pandemic. Follow us on social media with the hashtag #TextileTransformation to keep up to date with the project as it evolves.
Download our leaflet looking at the impact of the fashion industry and what you can do.
Listen to Anne Sayer from Planet Aware talking about circular fashion at the Sustainable(ish) online festival 2020 and download the circular fashion resource list
Make our Button Christmas Tree decoration!
Download our guide or watch our video showing how to use spare buttons and thread to make a mini Christmas Tree decoration.
Have a read of our Textile Transformation blog posts:
March 2020 Time to Dig out the Fabric Stash: A few weeks ago, we held the first of our Textile Transformation workshops. It now seems part of another lifetime, with the upheaval that Covid-19 has wrought upon our lives and lifestyles.
January 2020 Why We Need to Tackle our Clothes Addiction: We are buying many more items each year than a few decades ago – but wearing them for less long. And it is wreaking havoc on our planet. Why? Because each new item of clothing comes with a cost that is way more than just the figure on the price tag.