Last Thursday TRAID Dalston kept their doors open a little later to help everyone with their Winter wardrobe.

FINAL Knitwear Window

On hand were our in-store stylists helping shoppers find their #secondhandfirst Winter staples whilst TRAID Education were busy helping give longer life to knitwear in our Repair Your Knitwear workshop.

FINAL view of workshop

We were joined by the fabulous Sweaterspotter (AKA Anna Maltz) – a wizz at all things knitted – who handed out expert advice on how to darn up those pesky holes.


Menders deep in concentration to fix the holes in their jumpers.

FINAL Mending in action
FINAL Claire Knit
FINAL close up V
FINAL demo and Marina mend

By the end of the evening we’d repaired 23 jumpers! Lots of happy menders and lots of lovely jumpers given a second life ready for Winter.