We’re delighted to share the news about an exciting new project we’re working on this spring.
The Walk In Wardrobe is an interactive sustainable fashion experience for young people which will lift the lid on the impact of fast fashion and encourage visitors to join the call for change.
Stepping through the wardrobe doors, visitors to the Walk In Wardrobe will find a variety of interactive zones where they will discover the impacts of clothing on people and the planet, get inspired by local groups and campaigns calling for positive change in the fashion industry, and try out practical alternatives like repair, upcycling, styling and swapping.
The Walk in Wardrobe is here to show that whatever your skill set and interests, you can be part of creating positive change for the fashion industry.
The project has been made possible thanks to a Community Grant from In Our Nature – a climate campaign for Manchester by the charity Hubbub. We’re hugely grateful for this support and the opportunity it gives us to bring to life an idea that we’ve had bubbling away in our minds for some time.
Attending the Walk In Wardrobe
The project will be taking place at Moss Side Millenium Powerhouse on the 5th, 6th and 7th April. It’s open to visiting individuals and groups including youth clubs and home education groups.
The exhibit is for anyone aged 12-25, and is completely free to attend, but visitors must book a place via our website. Each visit lasts up to 90 minutes.
After this, we’d love to bring the Walk In Wardrobe to other areas of Manchester. If you know an organisation or community space that would love to host it, let us know!
We’re currently seeking volunteers aged 12+ to join us in bringing the project to life. Shifts start on 14th March and there are opportunities to help with all aspects of the project, including the creation of the exhibit, assisting with communications work such as creating content, as well as the install and de-install and assisting visitors during the two weeks of the exhibit.
Find out more about the volunteer shifts available and how to apply here. Whether you’re good at organising, drawing, sewing or carrying, there’s a job you can help with!
Volunteering starts next week, so if you’re interested in taking part, get in touch!