What are you wearing?
a fashion experience for the ethically curious
Sunday 7th July 2019
10.30am to 4.30pm
The Silk Mill, Frome, Somerset
A thought-provoking, interactive, fun one-day event with ideas and inspiration that explore the story of the clothes we wear. The event will have games, creative workshops, talks and market stalls selling ethically-made fashion & jewellery.
Learn about the wonder of wool and try your hand at some knitting with Nicky from the Frome Yarn Collective.
Eco Silver Jewellery
Ethical & sustainable jewellery inspired by the colours and textures of the earth. Handcrafted in the Wiltshire countryside.
Sustainable fashion, created from charity shop clothes, making one off ‘Quirky Couture’ for all occasions.
Conscious Clothing for Kids
Joyful children’s clothes made with eco fabrics in Somerset.
Upcycled clothes & workshops on visible darning by Aliss of The Stitchery
Spinning & Repairing
Try your hand at spinning with Stina and learn how to creatively repair holey knitwear.
Games & Activities
Have a go at some of our ethical fashion games & activities – how much do you know about the clothes you wear?
Questions to Consider:
What are they made of?
How much do you know about the fibres that are used in your clothes? Can you tell whether a garment is made from animal fibre, plant fibre or is synthetic just by looking at or feeling it? It's not as easy as it might sound.
Who made them?
Do you make your own clothes or have your own tailor? If not, then you're unlikely to ever meet the people who make your clothes. Garment production is a labour-intensive process. Someone will have sat at a sewing machine and personally stitched in your zips and hemmed your trousers. What might a day in the life of a garment maker look like?
What are their social & environmental impacts?
What is the impact of the fashion industry? The global fashion industry is undoubtedly one of the most polluting industries in the world. It also provides work & livelihoods for over 60 million people. It has complex supply chains and traceability is often difficult. What can you do to minimise the negative and maximise the positive impact of the clothes you wear?