In an effort to educate students and the public The Upcycling Project was created by Calin Duke at the Cambridge School of Weston. This project aims to teach students the (deliberately) hidden side of fast fashion that is destructive to people all along the supply chain as well as the environment. Students learn some alternatives to buying new such as borrowing, mending, upcycling and buying second hand. Students then practice common alterations for jeans which they will be sharing with community members at the Fix-It-First: Jeans event as they also share what they have learned about fast fashion by engaging in conversation. We hope that community members will walk away with a new skill as well as a new friend.
Community Members can bring a pair of jeans and learn how to alter, mend and customize them as an alternative to getting rid of them. Cambridge School of Weston students will be on hand to demonstrate techniques such as shortening hems; lengthening pockets; taking in sides, legs and waist; fraying and applying patches. Additionally, students will share what they have learned about the effects of fast fashion and why “Fix It First” mentality is so important. This is event is free and open to the public.
Cost: Free and Open to the public
Date: Sat, May 13 (12pm-2pm)