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Sustainable Fashion Course
To deliver a 12 week course which enables participants to learn upcycling skills which reduce consumption of textiles. They will learn how to use a sewing machine and hand stitch to great a new wardrobe using pre-loved items. We shall embellish, customise and upcycle.
May 2019 - May 2020
Charity information: North Bristol Community Project
The Fast Fashion industry causes the second largest level of pollution in the world. Climate change threatens our very existence if we do not act to address over consumption. If we want to leave our planet for future generations to enjoy, we need to reduce our consumption and explore more sustainable ways of living. This course demonstrates how slow fashion can help us reduce & recycle.
By recycling fabrics, we avoid tonnes of material from being discarded and going into landfill. Engaging courses like these raise awareness of sustainable issues in a relatable way and encourage a change in mind set as well as improving destructive behaviour which will have a negative effect on the world's resources.
Promote 'slow' fashion, how to reuse & recycle.
Activities» To deliver a sustainable fashion course which is inclusive, meaning anyone regarding of background, age or ability can attend.
What success will look like
By asking people to complete a questionnaire regarding their skills, knowledge and experience before and after the course.
Participants will be able to share what they have learnt with their wider network of family and friends to spread the message of sustainability, making people aware that they can action change in their everyday lives.
A small exhibition will display all that has been achieved during the course.
Without project funding, the hardest to reach members of our community will not be able to afford the course fees. Before starting we need to ensure access will be available to all regardless of ability to pay, by making the course fees accessible.
A small report with a case study, highlighting the feedback and difference the course has had on participants and the progression routes afterwards.
Budget - Project Cost: £3,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £3,000 Sustainable Fashion Course Delivering 12 workshops for local residents
160 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8NT
People on long term sickness
People with mental health issues
Young people who have been in care
Refugees & asylum seekers
People on low incomes
We have a 35 year track record of engaging with local communities. We have a dedicated team of arts facilitators, educators, youth workers, volunteers, stakeholders and other practitioners who are committed to effecting social change.
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Seamstress / volunteer
If you had told me a few months ago i could make the kind of stuff you've shown me how to make here, i would never have believed you. I've got the confidence to try out stuff at home now. I never had a hobby before this.