A public program of workshop activities was offered as part of the Sydney Design Week festival in August 2009.

Discussing sustainability for fashion and textile designers
A workshop was hosted by Dr.Kate Fletcher, Reader in Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion and author of Sustainable Fashion & Textiles: Design Journeys (Earthscan publishing), for teachers of fashion and textile design education.

From Trash to Treasure: Fashioning Now /

Aimed at senior secondary and tertiary students, the From Trash to Treasure workshops focused on the creation of fashionable outcomes from waste materials gathered from local recycling centres. The morning session focused on the upcycling of discarded materials through textile manipulation and rich embellishment. The afternoon session focused on the creation of fashion garments. Both workshops received inspirational support from industry professionals.

This program has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

Image: Kyotap, 2009. Photography by Amelia Soegijono.

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