Have you started out 2019 thinking about changing your fashion habits a bit? Have you ever been torn on what to do with those (unintentionally) ripped jeans? We can definitely help!
Start out 2019 on a slow and low waste note by learning three simple ways to mend your clothes so you can keep them in your closet for longer. In Canada alone we send around 12 million tons of textile waste to the landfill every year. Thrift shops often don't put clothing that needs to be mended on the shop floor and so they’re either tossed in the garbage or sent overseas where they crowds the markets of other countries. Anna-Marie Janzen from Reclaim Mending has had a passion for mending for years and has grown a business based on mending, alterations and sewing classes. She'll be teaching us some handsewing, a great way to breathe some life back into those jeans and what exactly do you do when the zipper on your favourite jacket breaks.
This three hour skills class is formatted to build upon existing sewing knowledge but anyone curious about mending and how to incorporate the idea of slow fashion into their own wardrobe is welcome. All clothes need mending, all genders are welcome.
Included in this class:
3 hours of hands-on instruction on your most requested mending techniques
Hand sewing needles
The ability to connect with and create relationships with the sewing and zero waste community
A couple of pieces of clothing that have rips/tears/holes
Your sewing machine
You'll get a chance to mend an item and walk out with a renewed item of clothing and a boost in your step after having spent some time focusing on what matters to you.
Reclaim those clothes from the back of your closet! Mend!