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THE INSTITUTE OF MENDING
We know that fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Whether we’re talking about the manufacture of clothes or their disposal, it’s clear that something has to change. In the UK alone, more than 300,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill each year (WRAP).
One of the simplest ways of reducing the amount of clothing we waste is to buy less in the first place and to care more for the clothes we already own. That’s where The Institute of Mending comes in.
The Institute of Mending teams expert volunteers with people who’d like to learn mending skills. It’s sociable and fun, and help bring unused clothes back into circulation rather than seeing them head straight to the bin.
If you’d like to enquire about running an Institute of Mending session for yourself or your organisation please click here.
JUST ONE BUTTON!
Sewing is a life skill and used to be taught widely in schools. Not any more. Many children no longer know how to use a needle and thread. Indeed, a BBC report in October 2018 revealed how young people have so few craft skills that they struggle with anything practical. Click here to read.
By learning how to sew on a button, young children not only gain the knowledge needed to save their school shirt from the rubbish heap, they also take a first step towards learning a practical craft.
If you’d like to run a Just One Button session at your school or youth group, then please click here.