Don't let your textiles go to waste

Did you know that every year millions of kilograms of textile in Amsterdam end up in the wrong bin and get incinerated? And that people on average keep about 170 pieces of clothing in their wardrobe, of which 50 have not been used in the past year?


Did you know that every year millions of kilograms of textile in Amsterdam end up in the wrong bin and get incinerated?

Help us stop this waste and get all the value out of your old clothes and textiles! Become a circular hero by joining a series of online workshops and learn how to mend, repair and colour your clothes to give them a new life. This series of workshops can be visited separately and you do not require any particular skills. 

Mismatching socks? Holes in your jumper? Holes in your favourite jeans?
 Stained shirt? 

The Reflow online workshop series ‘Don’t let your textiles go to waste’ is designed to learn how to reuse, repair, reduce, rethink, recycle and revalue your wardrobe! These workshops offer the chance to learn how to repair holes in your clothes by revisiting the ancient craft of visible mending techniques and revalue old garments by exploring the world of natural dyes.


Participants receive a DIY textile kit at their homes.

The workshop will be English spoken, and the materials will be presented in English. 

Programme

  • #1: Don’t let your textiles go to waste - A hole new story #jumpers & socks
    Online workshop - March 4 2021 - 19:30-21:00 
    Booklet workshop Jumpers & Socks (ENG)
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  • #2: Don’t let your textiles go to waste - A hole new story #jeans

    Online workshop - April 1 2021 - 19:30-21:00
    Booklet workshop Jeans (ENG)
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  • #3: Don’t let your textiles go to waste - A colourful new story #natural dyes
    Online workshop - May 6 2021 - 19:30-21:00
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Within the Reflow project, the Amsterdam Pilot aims to bring the local textile flow from linear to a circular model. 
One of our goals is to increase the clothing lifecycle through empowering you to become a circular changemaker!The Amsterdam based partners of Reflow project are the city of Amsterdam, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Metabolic, BMA-Techne and Waag.

 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 820937.