Mend With Friends

A pair of jeans ready to be mended with scissors and thread.
Wed 27 Oct

Multiple days: Royal Arcade

Workshop Climate Change & Sustainability Free Norwich Research Park

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Fight Fast Fashion with friends

Sun 24 Oct10am - 12pm
Tue 26 Oct10am - 12pm
Wed 27 Oct2 - 4pm

How many of us have clothing in our wardrobes that we’re not currently wearing, just because we need to do a small repair? Perhaps a button has fallen off… perhaps a hem has fallen down… We definitely do! 

Not only do we believe in mending clothes to give them a second lease of life, we also wholeheartedly believe that one should always ‘mend with friends’! Bring your mending projects from home or choose something from our 'rag-bag' to mend/upcycle and give a new lease of life. 

This event is all about sharing stories, tips and skills with one another, in a relaxed environment. We’ll be doing simple mending by hand, like darning holes, patching and replacing buttons. If you want to do something more adventurous, by all means bring your stuff and give it a go – as long as it can be done without a sewing machine. 

If you've never done any mending before, come along and see what you can learn! If you’re an expert mender, please come along and share your skills! 

This is a drop-in session, with basic materials provided. This workshop is suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied. As it involves sewing and small objects, this workshop may not be suitable for very young children, but they are still welcome to join us.

Cost: Pay what you can (suggested donation £3), drop-in

Recommended age: 7+ (see above)

Brought to you by UEA Climate of Change, Norwich Research Park and We Wear The Trousers.

About We Wear The Trousers 

We Wear The Trousers is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at empowering people to keep clothing in active use for longer. This not only reduces the overall environmental impact of our wardrobes, but also teaches us to think differently about the clothes we wear, and how we use them.

We believe that through engagement, education and events, we can transform our relationships with our clothing from the current, unfulfilling Fast Fashion paradigm, to something much more meaningful.

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Organiser details: We Wear The Trousers