Culture Push and Jem Fabric Warehouse present Fashion Re/Action, a six-week series of studio workshops, collaborative events, and artist’s talks exploring new efforts and strategies towards a more sustainable fashion system. Focusing on the power of the individual as a means of change in fashion, Fashion Re/Action aims to give beginners and professionals alike a platform from which to re/design and re/imagine what can be done with discarded materials. Through weekly Saturday workshops focusing on design strategies and creative construction techniques, we invite people to acquire the skills to become an active player in the fashion process and to reassess their ability as both a user and maker. All events are free and open to the public.
August 21: Patternmaking with Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty
Learn construction and tailoring basics with our free recycled materials or your own clothing.
August 28: Linear materials
Repurpose old yarn, scraps and clothing into linear materials that can be reused to spin, knit, crochet and macrame.
Sept. 4: Natural dyeing with textile artist/performer Travis Boyer
Give new life to an unloved piece of clothing with a unique indigo dyeing workshop/performance, one of the oldest natural dyeing techniques.
Sept. 11: Working with Remnants
See how a little can go a long way as we make “zero waste” hats, bags, undies and more with scraps and remnants.
Sept. 18: Wearable Sculpture
Using only found and recycled materials, repurpose the mundane into high fashion art objects.
JEM Fabric Warehouse
355 Broadway (between Franklin and Leonard Sts.)
New York, NY 10013