Communicating the importance of sustainability through design and education to inspire creativity and responsibility
Investing time, skill and creativity can completely transform an unwanted or damaged garment into your new favourite item. From small alterations and garment customisation to the creation of an entirely new upcycled garment, changes can be made that will increase longevity and appeal. It is fun, helps you learn new skills, is better for the environment and saves you money!
Have you made an upcycled garment?
Email a picture, your name and location to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add it to the gallery.
I blog, tweet, write and talk to anyone who will listen about my passion to combine design, education and sustainability to inspire creativity and responsibility. I worked for Keep Britain Tidy as an Environmental Education Officer, working with east London schools to encourage waste reduction, re-use and recycling. I am also self-employed as an eco fashion workshop facilitator, travelling to schools and community groups in and around London to raise awareness of the impact of the fashion industry on people and planet and to teach practical sewing and upcycling skills. I studied textiles, fashion and sustainability for 5 years at University of the Arts London.