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ULTIMATE HOME COUTURE

MAKE THE ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY 

PROJECT ALTERATION Ultimate Home Couture is an environmental project that supports sustainability by teaching clothes alteration skills - adapt, embellish, transform, enjoy!

via workshop and my

youtube channel: Groundswell Ecosystems

Instagram: groundswellecosystems 

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WHAT IS FAST FASHION? 

Say, you go into Primark one week and you see a dress you like. You go back the next week to buy it, and it isn't there anymore, but there are 5 other dresses that have just hit the racks. That's Fast Fashion. 

Fast Fashion is the manufacture, by the fashion industry of quickly made, high style turnover, very affordable clothes. They are also very often badly made by poorly paid workers in intensive working environments. 

WHAT IS THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF

FAST FASHION? 

In summary, there are a few key effects on the environment from the manufacture of Fast Fashion: 

1: Textile dyes are very often toxic and pollute the water supply 

2: There is a large amount of water wastage in the manufacturing process 

3: Often, due to excess, Fast Fashion makes its way, without repurposing, into landfill. 

WHAT IS SLOW FASHION? 

1: Buy less clothes, hence placing less impact, via the clothing industry, on the environment. 

2: Buy clothes  that you know you will wear a lot and are of a durable quaility. 

3: Buy second hand. Charity shops are amazing 'modern museums' where you can always find something fantastic and unusual that you wouldn't be able to find on the high street.  

3: 'Audit your wardrobe', checking what you use and don't use, and giving away the unused excess to charity, and to those in need. 

4: When you get the 'craving to shop', go shopping IN THE BACK OF YOUR WARDROBE - there are so many ways to feel amazing, you don't need a 'shopping fix' to feel good - find out what you already own, dress up, and rock your Thursday morning. 

5: Buy an affordable sewing machine (very good sewing machines are available for under £100) 

6: Learn how to alter, remake, redesign, embellish and make what you already own into something that is unique, tailor made for you and extraordinary - make the Ordinary Extraordinary!  

7: Share these skills with your friends. Dress up. Enjoy! 

6 KEY CLOTHES ALTERATION SKILLS

1: Make wider, bigger 

2: Make slimmer, more fitting 

3: Shorten 

4: Lengthen 

5: Embellish, customise, embroider, decorate 

6: Reshape a garment, restructure and design to create something new

These skills apply to clothes of any 'gender'.  

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YOUTUBE CHANNEL videos below for detailed demonstrations of these skills... 

WHERE TO, WITH GROUNDSWELL ECOSYSTEMS?  

Check out the Groundswell Ecosystems youtube channel and instagram accounts and check this site for details of upcoming PROJECT ALTERATION Ultimate Home Couture workshops in person. Learn these skills, teach and share. Make the Ordinary Extraordinary ! And if I bump into you on the street, on a Thursday morning, wearing sequins, and rocking the payment, I'll know my work here is done. 

Respect, and busy hands, 

Nicola Kench. 

May 2020 

CHECK OUT THE Groundswell Ecosystems

YOUTUBE CHANNEL videos below for detailed demonstrations of these skills...more videos on the YouTube channel - follow the links and SUBSCRIBE, LIKE, SHARE...

 

 

 

 

Reference: 

https://healthyhumanlife.com/blogs/news/what-is-fast-fashion

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