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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

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 pic.twitter.com/UvLzDhwWGN — Co-operatives UK (@CooperativesUK) June 26, 2018 Today is International Day of Co-operatives, and also the last day of Co-operatives … 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

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

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

WORKSHOPS // Upcycled Mittens from Old Jumpers

Last month at the Booth Centre weekly sewing group, we worked on turning old jumpers into some functional and cosy knitwear items for winter. Nothing like a bit of seasonally-appropriate upcycling! We were delighted to partner with Emmaus Mossley on … Continue reading

WORKSHOPS // Slow Fashion Summer Club Preparations

Here at Stitched Up HQ we’re busy preparing for our slow fashion Summer Club which starts next week. Here’s a few photos of the things we’ll be creating in our week-long stitchathon! There’s still a couple of places left – … Continue reading