Thursday, August 20, 2009

Change More Than Your Clothes: Re-Dress

As posted previously, I went along to Castlepalooza - a music and arts festival in Charleville Castle in Tullamore. While there, we met and chatted with the incredibly cool folks behind Re-Dress, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fashionable side of the ethical/sustainable/recyclable movement. As their tagline says, "change more than your clothes." I LOVE love love their ethos: you don't have to compromise fashion for your ethics and vice-versa. Just check out their gorgeous and stylish website:

The site is a little hard to navigate, but once you get stuck in, it's really a treasure trove of information, tips, ideas and a forum for like-minded individuals. Later this month they are hosting one of their "Crafternoon Tea" events, which they are calling a Fashion Skills Crash Course. It's Saturday the 29th of August from 10am-5pm and will set you back 60 clams, but lunch is included.

What to expect? "A full day of workshops with top Irish designers that will take you through the design process; from designing garments from scratch to upcycling old ones." It sounds ah-may-zing and is actually quite a bargain when you think about it. I am actually gutted that I am going to be out of town for the event. *crai* Hopefully they'll have another similar even soon.

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