Founders and Menders Cathy Mizen and Emma Child have a shared ambition to reduce clothing being thrown into landfill and encouraging a change in the way we think about and shop for clothes. The workshops held in the new year to teach all manner of mending and making clothing for all ages and abilities.
They use many different techniques for mending, including visible darning and sashiko stitching. It's beautiful to add to the story of clothing and not always hide the mends or repairs.
What have you learnt that others will find most useful?
- To just do... Peoples response has been so positive - it's all about trying and communicating and seeing where it takes you!
- We are hoping to upload some videos of simple mends that people can try at home themselves before we can meet and have drop in sessions. The social media part is really important to get people engaged.
Measures of success?
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