Just...when you thought the fun was over with
House of Pinheiro's, #sewphotohop...
another community-building event is on the rise!
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So, what is this exactly...?
In the words of Fringe Association's Karen Templer, here is an outline:
Week 1, Oct 1-9: INTRODUCTIONS
Who are you, and what does slow fashion mean to you. What got you started thinking about it — people, books, films, etc. Are your concerns environmental, humanitarian, financial? Most important: How does your thinking factor into your life and closet. Also, any special plans or projects for Slotober, and what are you hoping to get out of it?
Week 2, Oct 10-16: LONG-WORN
How can we make the most of the clothes already on the planet — from taking care of and mending and wearing things longer, to thrifting, swapping, heirlooms, hand-me-downs, alterations and refashioning.
Week 3, Oct 17-23: HANDMADE
How do you understand your style, choose projects well, advance your skills, get the right fit, and keep things interesting and long-lasting at the same time. What are your go-to patterns and most successful garments. How do you avoid mindless acquisition of yarn and fabric, or making “too much.” How do you make time and space for making — and why?
Week 4, Oct 24-31: KNOWN ORIGINS
Good (especially good and affordable) sources of yarn and fabric with traceable origins. And for the things we buy, favorite sources: from small-batch designer-producers to fashion companies trying to do the right thing in a transparent way.
More details here at FringeAssociation.com.
Ms. Templer also runs a gorgeous shop called Fringe Supply Co.
Please have a visit,
I think you will like it.
The images above were fast favorites.
btw, not paid to say that...in fact,
Did you know that Styleposium is an 100% bonafide labor of love?
Our mission is to celebrate and shine a light
on all the wonderful, inspiring, informative stories and resources that help us move towards a better relationship with our clothes, our resources, and our global community.
That's it for this week. See you next Monday~
Until then, you know where to find us!
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