Did you rip your most beloved pair of jeans or your favourite T-shirt? No worries. In Forum Groningen, the elderly will teach you how to repair your own clothing.
The garment industry has huge negative impacts on people and the environment. From processing raw materials to destroying or shipping discarded clothing. Blousem is committed to reducing the enormous mountain of clothing waste. They upcycle blouses: discarded, boring or broken blouses are turned into new, cool and salable items. They also give repair and upcycle workshops to show how to give clothing a second, third or even fourth life.
Until now, Blousem's focus has been on the environmental impact of clothing, but they also see opportunities to increase their social impact. That's why they set up 'Threaded Generations'. Blousem brings elderly and young people together with clothing repair and upcycling as a connecting activity. The elderly share their knowledge and the young people bring their company. The goal? Guaranteeing the craft skills of the elderly, reduce loneliness and increase awareness of textile waste: win-win-win!
During ESNS they will host a free clothing repair workshop in Forum Groningen on January 18 and 19 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM on floor 1 Oost. Bring a piece of clothing that needs fixing and discover how to fix it yourself!