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For this year’s regional conference we decided to run a series of events and social media-based actions under the thread “Reinvent, Repurpose, Remake”
The conference will have a focus on sustainability and wellbeing and this event will sit under the thread of Remaking.
The fashion industry, together with the construction industry is ranking high in the list of polluters and this is, in part, due to the loss of life skills which only two generations earlier would have been available to most.
Repairing and remaking to extend the life to items was a common part of life but we learned to associate convenience with wealth and progress at a cost we are now obliged to face head-on. As more societies see circular economies as a way to reconduct our trajectory, we want to start with the basics- our skills- to help us look harder at our everyday decisions.

We are pleased to confirm that a fabulous couturier, Dorit Young will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 21 October 2020 from 13.00 to 14.00. This will be on the themes of the fashion industry, recycling, remaking, repairing, and shopping wisely.

This webinar will be about Fast Fashion – how to give your clothing a new lease of life and save them from landfill.

Learn from demonstrations how to mend moth holes in your favourite woollens, what can be done when trousers are torn or shirt collars are worn – also how to look after your garments and shop wisely.

Hosting this Clothes Clinic will be Islington based couture milliner Dorit Young MA (Dist.). She has been mending and altering clothes all her adult life and is passionate about wearing pre-owned fashion.

For personal advice have your garments and sewing utensils ready to present online and to discuss their repair needs in a 10 minutes Q & A session at the end of the webinar.

For more information on Dorit and on the benefits and importance of clothes’ mending have a look at the following:

Instagram: dorit.young

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