Saved From Waste: EcoSystem Fundraiser, Crafternoon & Designer Clothes Sale

18 Jan 2020, Covent Garden
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An ecosystem fundraiser with workshops & a 'Saved From Waste' designer sale with clothes donated by Cara Delevingne, Shailene Woodley & more

Join Advaya, Own Home Products & Fast Fashion Therapy at the beautiful Petersham in Covent Garden for a day of workshops and a fundraising 'Saved From Waste' designer clothes sale.

Throughout the day we will be renewing our mindsets on waste and consumption whist raising money for 3 charities who work to restore ecosystems as well as connecting humans with nature: Eco System Restoration Camps; The Olive Branch and; Oceanic Global.

You have the option of purchasing a 'Lunch Ticket' that includes a delicious 3 course vegan lunch created by The Gut. More information below!

The Designer Sale
With items donated by Cara Delevingne, Shailene Woodley, Jaime Winstone, Zoe Jordan, De La Vali, Annie's Ibiza & more....
From 11am - 4pm there will be a luxurious clothes sale with items donated by celebrities, collectors and designers.

The designers, which include Zoe Jordan, De La Vali & Annie's Ibiza, are donating a selection of their sample pieces and archived clothing.

Through the sale we are raising money for 3 of our favourite charities:

- Oceanic Global

- The Olive Branch

- Eco System Restoration Camps

All pieces will be massively discounted!

The Workshops
Although we will be selling luxurious 'Saved From Waste' items to raise money for charity the main aim of this event is to renew our mindsets on waste and consumerism. Therefore, we have teamed with with Fast Fashion Therapy and Own Home Products who will be leading workshops and drop-in sessions to inspire and assist our ability to transform 'waste', up-cycle and repair our clothes.

With Fast Fashion Therapy
• This drop-in workshop will give you a chance to start patching those holes in your jeans, darning your jumpers or adjusting sleeves and hems. Bring along an item of clothing to repair or alter, help will be given with ideas and basic sewing knowledge to get you started. Most sewing will be completed by hand in this workshop, with shared access to a sewing machine. All sewing equipment and some fabrics/trims will be provided, please bring along your own if you have a specific fabric or repair in mind. Suitable for beginner sewers who need some help getting started or more experienced sewers looking for a dedicated space and time to sew.

• Fast Fashion Therapy was born out of a desire to help others to get the skills needed to repair and rework their clothing, giving everyone the opportunity to experiment with fashion in a more sustainable way. The practical workshop can hopefully act as a therapy for our collective addiction to fast fashion.

- With Fast Fashion Therapy

• Learn beginners darning skills and a patching technique inspired by the Japanese art of 'Boro' to help you mend and up-cycle old or damaged clothes. The workshop will take you through the basics of these 'visible mending' inspired techniques and leave you feeling inspired to keep fixing at home! Both of the techniques only use hand sewing so can be easily carried on with at home or elsewhere. All materials and kit will be provided in the workshop.

- With Mollie Carr & Own Home Products

• OwnHome is curating a workshop environment in a cosy corner. Using lemon rinds and coffee grinds, thinking outside the waste bin. Create products to take home and introduce into your new waste cycle.

With Meg Williams

• A short talk highlighting the benefits of natural dyeing and how to get started at home. There will be a demonstration and starter kits available to buy including a soft bamboo scarf or a cotton turtle bag.

With Meg Williams

• Get curious about crafting with needles and yarn available to have a play with, come and have a chat and hopefully learn a new super satisfying skill (knitting pairs brilliantly with friends, coffee or TV). Create your own turtle bag kits available to buy and take home, or feel free to get started straight away.

With Christabel Reed

• Join Yoga Therapist Christabel Reed for a morning breath development workshop where we will explore the power of our exhale to release, let go and create space.

Christabel will teach a few basic breath techniques that can be introduced into anyones morning ritual as a means of refreshing and resetting the mind and nervous system.

The Schedule
10.15 - 11: Breathing with Christabel

11: Designer ‘Saved From Waste’ Sale opens (all day)

12 - 2: Repair and Refashion (drop in)

12 - 1: Kickstarting Curiosity with a Beginners Guide to Knitting and Crochet

1 - 2: Wanted Waste Workshop: Coffee Grinds & Lemon Rinds

2.15 - 3: Do Try This At Home! Introduction to Natural Dyeing Techniques with Wanted Waste.

3 - 4: Darning & Boro Workshop

4 - 5: Raffle

The Charities
Eco System Restoration Camps:
A grassroots global movement where everyday people like you can have a real impact, directly, in reversing ecological destruction and mitigating climate change.

They train people in techniques for restoring land and provide practical opportunities for people to practice new approaches to landscape restoration.

The Olive Branch:
A charity created by members of the community surrounding Grenfell after the fire with the hope of bringing positivity into a time of trauma & negativity.

The Olive Branch and Grenfell community are transforming disused green spaces into thriving natural areas for gardening and nature connection.

Oceanic Global:
Oceanic Global Honors humanity’s essential relationship to our ocean. They empower behavior that protects our ocean’s health and, in turn, our own. Oceanic Global tap's into universal passions to raise awareness for issues impacting our oceans and to provide individual and industry solutions that drive positive change.

The Lunch Ticket:
The Lunch Ticket includes a 3 course vegan meal at The Petersham, Covent Garden. This famously elegant restaurant focuses on the finest seasonal produce, quality ingredients and Italian flavours. The menu included in this ticket is created by The Gut, a food focused platform to start a conversation and empower each individual on their journey to wellness and a healthy gut. Please see below for the menu!
2 Floral St,
Covent Garden,
London WC2E 9FB
Tickets from £10