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Upcycle your own top with embroidered flowers

3 hours of discovery with Nadia

Knowledge in upcycling

Your own upcycled top

55 £

par personne

L'atelier en détail

  • 3h
  • 2 à 5 participants
  • 15 ans min.
  • Unleash your creativity and transform ordinary garments into extraordinary works of art with Nadia. Join the talented fashion designer, for an immersive 3-hour session where you'll dive into the world of sustainable fashion and breathe new life into your clothes.

    At the workshop, Nadia will introduce you to her brand and the core values driving her work in the fashion industry, with a strong focus on sustainability. Get hands-on experience with the tools of the trade, including the sewing machine, as you embark on your upcycling journey.

    Together, you'll examine your garment, explore its style and potential, and decide on a unique design that reflects your personal taste. With a wide range of vibrant embroidery options at your disposal, customise your piece with colours and sizes that resonate with you. All materials used, including the dead stock and offcuts, are provided as part of the workshop.

    Bring your design to life by creating a layout on your garment using scissors and your own hands. Learn the art of hand sewing, guided by Nadia's expertise, to ensure your embroidered flowers are securely and beautifully attached.

    Once your masterpiece is taking shape, it's time to sew and stitch, combining creativity and craftsmanship. As you work, indulge in refreshing tea and coffee, providing the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow participants and immerse yourself in the creative atmosphere.

    This workshop is a celebration of turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, breathing new life into old garments and creating unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. Be amazed at how a simple top can be transformed into a remarkable work of wearable art.

    As the workshop concludes, you'll proudly leave with your own upcycled top—a tangible symbol of your creativity and commitment to sustainable fashion. Wear it with pride, knowing that you've made a positive impact by reducing waste and embracing the art of upcycling.

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    Langues d'animation

    English
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    Informations pratiques

    Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee during the workshop.

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    Seamstress

    Welcome to the world of Nadia Piechestein, a London-based fashion designer who is revolutionising the industry with her sustainable approach and passion for upcycling. With a focus on longevity and creativity, Nadia reimagines traditional mending techniques to create contemporary fine fashion that is both environmentally conscious and stylish.

    Originally from Argentina, Nadia launched one of the country's first ethical fashion brands called TLZ Movement Clothes. Her unique sustainable approach combines slow fashion techniques with zero-stock and zero-waste production methods. In her latest collection, she showcases the artistry of exquisite embroidery combined with hand-woven fabrics, collaborating with local makers to bring her vision to life. Nadia has recently introduced a game-changing invention: 'iron-on patches' designed to prevent clothes from going to waste. These ethically produced patches, made in collaboration with cotton farmers in India, allow you to effortlessly incorporate beautiful textiles into any garment using just an iron. Handwoven khadi cotton, created in collaboration with Khadi London CIC, adds a touch of artistry to each piece.

    Nadia's journey as a designer began at the age of 14, inspired by her mother and grandmother's sewing skills. She studied fashion in Buenos Aires and went on to found one of Argentina's pioneering ethical fashion brands. Initially focusing on sustainably sourced cotton, Nadia also collaborated with former prisoners, providing them with an opportunity for reintegration into society and the workforce. After moving to the UK, her focus shifted towards upcycling existing garments, prioritising the repurposing of deadstock fabric to minimise waste.

    Nadia's talent and commitment have earned her recognition in the fashion world. Her work has been exhibited at prestigious events such as London Fashion Week 2022, The Lab E20, and Fashion District Hub during the pre-launch of The Reclaimery platform. She is also a regular exhibitor at The Festival of Natural Fibres and London Craft Week.

    Step into Nadia's studio and you'll find yourself in a beautiful old ship repair warehouse transformed into an amazing creative space. The atmosphere is filled with passion and attention to detail, reflecting Nadia's dedication to her craft.

    Nadia's approach is rooted in sustainability, using recycled and ethically sourced fabrics to create her unique designs. She has a deep desire to share her expertise and teach others the art of altering and mending clothes. By imparting these skills, Nadia aims to inspire more people to embrace reusing and reducing waste in the fashion industry.

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