Fast fashion’s long been associated with environmental issue, but the fab team at Stiched Up Co-op is working to help us all dress greener.
The Didsbury-based collective has announced the Big Green Fashion Show.
It’s intended to showcase clothing made using sustainable materials, upcycling, or ethical labour.
Held on April 22, they’re also seeking sustainable fashion designers to take part.
Their Facebook page explains that the event, which was also held in 2016, is run in collaboration with Chorlton’s The Big Green Happening event at St Clements Church, Edge Lane, Manchester.
“Stitched Up are on the hunt to find the next big names in sustainable fashion – to be featured in The Big Green Fashion Show.
“If you make clothes with a sustainable element – whether that’s using eco-conscious fabrics, upcycling, or handmade – we’d love to hear from you.”
Anyone who is interested should send an email to email@example.com
Stitched Up are also launching a new challenge to wear just SIX items of clothing for six whole weeks.
The fashion fast – called the Six Items Challenge – starts on March 1.
The needlework co-op, who offer upcycling and sewing classes, are hoping it raises awareness of working conditions in the global clothing industry.
Details are at the link below.