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

EVENTS // MCR! It’s time for a Fashion Revolution!

MCR: It’s Time for a Fashion Revolution! This year, Fashion Revolution Week has it’s fifth anniversary. This marks five years since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse – the biggest industrial disaster in Bangladesh’s history, in which 1,138 people lost … Continue reading

CAMPAIGNS // Six Items Challenge: Week 5 Bites

Week Five Bites   The chosen six As you may know, here at Stitched Up Towers, we are currently in the midst of the sponsored Six Items Challenge, raising money for Labour Behind the Label. We have each chosen 6 … Continue reading

INSPIRATION // Why women bear the brunt of fast fashion

  We’re just gonna say it out loud. Fast fashion – the stack ’em high, sell ’em cheap business model – disproportionately affects women. This International Women’s Day, we’re taking a look at the issues and how we can join … Continue reading

CAMPAIGNS // Savvy Style v the Six Items Challenge!

As most of our readers will know, we are currently in the midst of the sponsored Six Items Challenge, raising money for Labour Behind the Label. We have each chosen 6 garments to wear for six weeks. Find out more … Continue reading

DIY // Chunky Colour Block Cardi

Do you have any old knitwear hanging around that’s a bit past its best? Why not salvage the best bits and combine them to create a brand new garment – just like this chunky upcycled cardigan made from three old … Continue reading

CAMPAIGNS // 6 Items Challenge Starts Today!

“A fashion fast to oppose fast fashion” 14th February. A special day. No we refer not to V Day. Though it does have something to do with love. For us, today marks the start of the Six Items Challenge. This … Continue reading

HQ // 2017 – our Year in Review

We take a look back at what we achieved in 2017. Admittedly the 31st January is possibly a little late to be taking stock of the previous year… But 2018 for us got real, real fast and it’s taken till … Continue reading

DIY // Knitwear Upcycle: Hooded Scarf

Got some knitwear that’s past wearing or repairing? Transform it into this cosy hooded scarf with our beginner-friendly upcycling tutorial! This winter we’ve got very into repurposing old knitwear that’s past wearing. After partnering with Emmaus Mossley on an upcycled … Continue reading

DIY // Upcycled Mittens from Old Jumpers

We’ve teamed up with the wonderful Emmaus Mossley to bring you this step-by-step Upcycled Mittens tutorial! This is a brilliant beginners upcycling project, and sews up in next to no time. All you need is an old jumper and some … Continue reading