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Upcycle your own pair of trousers

3 hours of discovery with Nadia

Knowledge in upcycling

Your own upcycled trousers

75 £

par personne

L'atelier en détail

  • 3h
  • 2 à 5 participants
  • 15 ans min.
  • Embark on a transformative journey of sustainability. In just 3 hours, Nadia, a talented fashion designer, will guide you through the art of upcycling, breathing new life into your clothes while promoting eco-friendly practices.

    During the workshop, Nadia will introduce you to her brand and the values that drive her work in the fashion industry. You'll gain insights into sustainable practices and get acquainted with the essential tools, particularly the sewing machine, which will be your creative companion throughout the session.

    Explore Nadia's curated selection of dead stock fabrics and off-cuts, carefully chosen to offer a variety of textures, colours and patterns. These materials will be at your disposal as you reimagine and transform your chosen garment, giving it a new lease of life.

    With Nadia's guidance, you'll examine your garment, identify any defects or areas for improvement and unleash your creativity to design a unique and personalised piece of clothing. Learn the art of cutting fabrics, incorporating both stretchy and non-stretchy materials to create a harmonious blend of textures.

    The sewing machine becomes your tool of expression as you stitch together the fabrics, witnessing the magic of upcycling firsthand. Throughout the workshop, Nadia will provide expert guidance, helping you bring your design to life and create a sustainable fashion statement.

    As you take a refreshing break, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, connect with fellow participants and soak in the creative atmosphere of the workshop. Sustainability lies at the heart of this experience, empowering you to make a positive impact on the fashion industry.

    At the end of this inspiring journey, you'll leave with newfound skills in reworking and upcycling garments, enabling you to extend the lifespan of your clothes and reduce waste. Your tangible result will be your own trousers, upcycled and infused with a unique touch. Wear your sustainable creation with pride and be a part of the movement towards a more conscious and creative fashion future.

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    Informations complémentaires

    Langues d'animation

    English
    Español

    Informations pratiques

    Nadia will invite you to 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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