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With the festive season upon us and the shops lined with decorations and gifts, instead of turning to new items, it’s time to take a step back and look at the potential gifts you may already have lying around the house or in your local secondhand store, waiting to be (re-)gifted to loved ones. It’s estimated that an average of…
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TRAID: Your reimagined trainers are extraordinary, like pieces of collage. What's your background and what inspired you to make shoes from reclaimed rather than new materials? Helen Kirkum: Thank you! I studied footwear design at The University of Northampton and then did an MA at the Royal College of Art, so this gave me a real mix of footwear experience.…
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Year 9 students from Queen’s Park Community School in Brent were tasked with creatively repairing and altering damaged garments donated to the clothes reuse charity TRAID. Students worked in small groups over the Autumn half term in an exercise where they learnt basic skills to breathe new life into garments that had rips, holes, stains and missing buttons. QPCS Students…
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