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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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Last month TRAID’s Education team visited St Margaret Clitherow Primary School in Brent with the support of Brent Council. The Year 6 pupils worked to produce a unique T-shirt embellished with their own designs using only recycled materials and unwanted clothes. The workshop aimed to deepen understanding about the global textile industry, to value the many hands that make our…
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In the Autumn term of 2015 TRAID Education visited Raines Foundation School students to launch the start of their ‘Metamorphosis’ project. The aim of the live brief was to creatively re-purpose and completely transform – upcycle – an unwanted men’s shirt and introduce students to consider some of the current problems, and discuss solutions within the global textile supply chain.…
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