Stitch & Switch x Future Leap - A Sustainable Fashion evening!

15th September 2022

Stitch & Switch x Future Leap - A Sustainable Fashion evening!

15th September 2022
Bristol
Future Leap Gloucester Road
1-3
Bristol
BS7 8AA
United Kingdom
Starts at 7:00pm
Ends at 9:00pm
Non-member price £13

Join us in the run up to Sustainable Fashion Week for an evening social of clothes swaps and mending, inspiring talks, music and drinks!

About this event

Future Leap are excited to collaborate with Stitch & Switch in the run up to Sustainable Fashion Week!

We’ll be meeting to reconnect with each other and refresh our wardrobes with some preloved clothing.

Come on down with some clothes to swap, and bring any clothes you'd like to have repaired.

Get inspired with amazing speakers representing Lucy & Yak and Soil Association.

Meet a community of changemakers over music and drinks!

PLUS! Find us at The Mount Without on 21st September with Lucy & Yak collaborating on Sustainable Fashion Week's official Sustainable Catwalk!

More information to be announced.

Future Leap offers a spacious, covid-compliant event space with MHVR air conditioning units which take out old air and bring new air in. We also have reduced our capacity so you can be mindful of each other's space.

What To Bring (Optional):

  • Bring 1-5 pieces of clothing to swap
  • Bring items you'd like to get mended
  • Donations towards your repairs if needed
  • Bring your Stitch & Switch stamp card (if you have one)
  • There will be a paid bar open, please bring ID.

Agenda

7pm – 7:30pm – Arrival, Music, Drinks, Swapping and Repairing, Socialising

7:30pm – 7:40pm – Intro

7:40pm – 7:50pm – Sophie Robinson, Business Development Manager (Organic Beauty, Wellbeing and Textiles), Soil Association Certification

7:50pm – 8pm – Lucy and Yak

8pm – 8:15pm – Q&A

8:15pm – 9pm – Music, Drinks, Swapping and Repairing, Socialising

Meet The Stalls, Collaborators and Speakers!

Sustainable Fashion Week(SFW)is the first fashion week of its kind. Working in community engagement, SFW help make sustainable fashion accessible. Taking a creative, grass roots approach, they seek to empower people with skills and knowledge to help drive positive change in our relationship with clothes. In September 2022 SFW be staging their second flagship event - working with individuals, community groups and organisations across Bristol and the UK to curate a packed programme of events and workshops. People from all backgrounds will be taking part to inspire their networks in a variety of informative creative formats.

Lucy & Yak

Founded by Lucy Greenwood & Chris Renwick in 2017, Lucy & Yak is an independent, people-focused brand, dedicated to upholding a positive environmental and social impact; showcasing that a business can and should be done differently. Based out of Brighton, the brand has grown exponentially in just four years, and was named on The Sunday Times: Fast Track ‘Ones To Watch’ list in 2020. It has garnered a combined social following of over 500,000, with over 4 million views on the viral #lucyandyak hashtag on TikTok. Known for its signature dungarees, joyful clothing, vibrant lifestyle products, alongside the powerful engagement of its community, the little square logo (with a circular mindset) is fast becoming the future of conscious living.

WearMyWardrobeOutis a circular fashion-as-a-service brand. They hand pick, rent, repair, upcycle and alter existing fashion items at their Bristol based Rent and Repair Studio. Fashion services are available either on demand or through tiered subscription services. Founder Maria Loria launched in January 2021. Their mission is to give everyone access to an affordable wardrobe experience by only wearing clothes already in existence and by extending the life of clothes for rental and for rewear. Steering people away from throwaway fashion consumption models by instead offering alternative ways to consume fashion as a service that suits their everyday lifestyle. Their strategy is to create an environment that upskills our local community with vital sewing skills and gives them the creativity needed to reinvent their existing wardrobe.

Sophie Robinson is the Business Development Manager on the Fashion and Textiles team at Soil Association Certification.

Her desire to understand and improve supply chains stems from a practical upbringing spent crafting and sewing with her seamstress mother. The rise of fast fashion led her to consider the health and systemic impacts of the textiles industry and prompted a transition from her systems role within the organic food sector. Sophie hopes that the slower pace of the past two years will transition into more thoughtful buying practices, with sustainability and thriftiness now becoming a real consideration for the British public.

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