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WOVEN in Kirklees

I am the Careers project manager for the WOVEN in Kirklees textiles festival, bringing everyone together to celebrate innovation in textiles across Kirklees. 

WOVEN website


The global fashion and textile industry is not operating within Earth's planetary boundaries. To continue “business-as-usual” is not an option. Julia talks to people who are driving the changes we need.


Swap & Sew 

This unique sustainable fashion event brings together a clothes swap and garment repair workshops to encourage citizens to engage with clothing in a new way and fun, social environmental. Touring Kirklees. 


A combination of garment mending and mindfulness, this 6 week mendfulness course teaches beginner sewists the hand sewing skills to repair and upcycle textile items. 

Thread Republic 

Julia is a director of Thread Republic, an affiliate of Mend Assembly, that brings together Kirklees-based textile practitioners to offer workshops, socials and events with a focus on sustainability, creativity, community and wellbeing.  

The Sewing Machine Project

Distributing unwanted sewing machines to good causes throughout Kirklees. From supporting new small businesses, to teaching young people, get in touch if you have a sewing machine to donate, or know someone who is struggling to access one.

Upcycle Fashion and local collaborator fairandfunky lanched #swapshopsew in 2017 to bring a sustainable fashion event to their hometown of Holmfirth.

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