TRAID Education were invited along to the Makerversity in Somerset House to join Hubbub for their Refashion Day.

photo credit: Hubbub
photo credit: Hubbub

Refashion Day was designed to inspire people to give their clothes a second chance with creative activities from leading clothes menders and upcyclers, including a talk from the upcycling designer Orsola de Castro. TRAID are always looking for ways to creatively tackle textile waste, especially as a third of the clothes in our wardrobes haven’t been worn in the last 12 months, so we were more than happy to run one of our workshops.

Armed with a suitcase full of damaged and unwearable jumpers, TRAID spent the evening teaching a group of lovely ladies how to turn a broken old jumper into a warm woolly bobble hat.

photo credit: Hubbub
photo credit: Hubbub
photo credit: TRAID
photo credit: TRAID
photo credit: Hubbub
photo credit: Hubbub
photo credit: Hubbub
photo credit: Hubbub
photo credit: TRAID
photo credit: TRAID

No cold heads went home from our workshop.

photo credit: Hubbub
photo credit: Hubbub

Hubbub made a short film about Refashion Day and if you’d like to learn how to make our woolly upcycled hat, watch this space for a how to guide.