The Sustainable Studio

By Fashion Revolution

3 months ago

Location:59-61 Tudor St, Cardiff CF11 6AD, UK

Upcoming events

  • 20/04/2024 11:00 - 20/04/2024 20:00

    Calling all Cardiff-based Fashion Revolutionaries: join us in making loved clothes last on Mend in Public Day at The Sustainable Studio!

    Designed as an accessible form of fashion activism, the Cardiff event will feature a beginner friendly repair station, creative workshops led by local textile artists, and inspiring conversations, as part of the global initiative to inspire you to learn how to make the clothes you love last for longer.

    The day will wrap up with a #WeAreFashionRevolution celebration to mark 10 years of Fashion Revolution. Dress code: Your best sustainable outfit - whether pre-loved, up-cycled, mended or ethically made!

    We’ll bring the mending tools; you bring the repair pile and enthusiasm to mend your clothes and mend the system. All skill levels and Fashion Revolutionaries welcome!

     

    Full event programme:

    • 11am - 4pm: Repair clinic: Our expert menders will be on hand all day to help you fix your favourite pieces. 

     

    • 12pm: Basic mending with Ethical Boutique: Sypsy will deliver a basic mending workshop designed to introduce beginners to simple repair techniques such as fixing rips and tears.

     

    • 1pm: Patch-making workshop with Cardiff Sewing Social: Karina will host a patch-making workshop where you will learn basic embroidery techniques and how to create decorative patches to help you customise your clothing.

     

    • 1pm: Up-cycling workshop with Wasted Threads: Rose and Susan will show you how you can upcycle items from your home and wardrobe into fashionable garments to love again.

     

    • 2pm: Break for lunch

     

    • 3pm: Recycling workshop with Rubbish Reinvented: Lin will demonstrate how they upcycle single-use plastic bags and show you how to transform them into stylish accessories. Advanced booking is required: click here to book.

     

    • 3pm: Embroidery for decoration and repair with Ophelia Dos Santos: Ophelia will show you how to use decorative embroidery to mend and embellish your favourite clothes, and explore the importance of developing these skills to transform our relationship with fashion.

     

    • 4pm - 4:30pm: Fashion as a tool for activism Q&A with Stacey Grant-Canham: Stacey, owner of ethical fashion brand Black & Beech, will share her experience of using fashion as a tool for activism and discuss the importance of reducing our consumption and embracing slow fashion. 

     

    After the final Q&A discussion there will be a break before the evening event begins.

     

    • 6pm onwards: #WeAreFashionRevolution celebration to mark 10 years of Fashion Revolution, showcase local designers and encourage deeper conversations around sustainable fashion. Advanced booking is required: click here to book.

     

    All skill levels welcome! All events will be free to access. We can provide sewing materials and advice from expert menders. 

    Accessible toilets are on site. The studio is wheelchair accessible with ramps and wider doorways into the space.

    Refreshments will be available to purchase from The Sustainable Studio bar. There are a number of street food vendors nearby including Jamaican, Caribbean and vegan cuisine. You are welcome to bring your own food. 

    Nearest car park is Cardiff Central Station Riverside.