CAMPAIGNS // Slow Fashion Summer: Maxi Dress Upcycle

One Maxi Dress to Two Summer Tops! This year, us lot at Stitched Up are participating in the Slow Fashion Summer challenge, run by the team at Collaction. The challenge is not to buy any new clothes for the whole … Continue reading

PROJECTS // How to Set up Your Own Repair Café

This summer we ran a project as part of our commitment to growing the Repair Café movement in Greater Manchester. On the 9th June we held the Repair Cafe Roadshow – two workshops held in different venues in Manchester on the … Continue reading

HQ // What’s On – August

What’s on in August at Stitched Up HQ   August is our Summer go-slow month, but we still have a few of our favourite events on for you. 14th August – Volunteer Work Day 18th August – Manchester Repair Cafe … Continue reading

INSPIRATION // International Day of Co-operatives

A film to celebrate co-ops. "Not through competition but co-operation of each, the people's strength." Watch. Enjoy. Share. #coopdifference — Co-operatives UK (@CooperativesUK) June 26, 2018 Today is International Day of Co-operatives, and also the last day of Co-operatives … Continue reading

CAMPAIGNS // Slow Fashion Summer Challenge

Slow Fashion Summer Challenge No new clothes this summer – could you do it? When summer arrives, it’s tempting to head to the shops for some fresh new threads. Especially this year, when the UK is experiencing an unprecedented ‘heatwave’ … Continue reading

HQ // What’s on – July

What’s on in July at Stitched Up HQ   It’s July! Here’s an at-a-glance look at our calendar of events 4th – Learn to Sew Course 7th – Clothes Swap 10th – Garment Making Course 14th Make your own Espadrilles … Continue reading

INSPIRATION // 5 Reasons Swapping Is Better Than Shopping

  Most of us love switching up our wardrobe every now and then. Let’s not deny it – getting new threads is a thrill. But don’t assume the high street is the best option for freshening up your look. Consider … Continue reading

WORKSHOPS // Start a Repair Café in your neighbourhood!

Have you ever wished there was a Repair Café in your local area? Somewhere you can take broken household items to get help fixing them? Well, why not start one up? We are running two FREE workshops in Manchester to … Continue reading

CAMPAIGNS // It’s Fashion Revolution Week!

  It’s Fashion Revolution Week! Get involved Today, 24th April is the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh – the worst industrial incident the garment industry has ever seen. Over 1,130 people were killed and thousands … Continue reading

PROJECTS // DRESS: In 2018 are women still told what to wear?

For the past month we’ve been working with a great bunch of young women from Wythenshawe on the DRESS project. In 1887, the Ancoats Art Museum put their Model Dress on display to the public. Made from silk and placed … Continue reading