Something very awesome is happening in Collingwood, Melbourne, and I'm not referring to anything AFL related...
The Social Studio at 128 Smith St, Collingwood, is a training initiative in fashion design for refugees and people from disadvantaged communities in Melbourne. Recycled and excess manufacturing materials are gathered from local industry and re-configured into original clothing.
Photographs below c/o The Social Studio's facebook page, taken at the recent RISE fashion parade
The Social Studio is open 7 days a week. There are workshops, events and a cafe serving fair trade roasted coffee.
The Saturday Re-Mixed Workshops are on every week from 10am to 1pm.
"Learn how to give life to your old clothes, it doesnt matter whether its an old favourite, op-shop gem, or shocking Christmas gift. By taking part in our workshop you'll learn all the skills you need to get started cutting, sewing, and styling for yourself. One of The Social Studio's very talented teachers will guide you from frump to fashionista"
$30 fee includes one garment that you can take home. Register on The Social Studio's website.