WOVEN in Kirklees
I am the Careers project manager for the WOVEN in Kirklees textiles festival, celebrating innovation in textiles across Kirklees.
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 Shop Sew
This unique sustainable fashion event brings together a clothes swap, a local eco marketplace and garment repair workshops to encourage citizens to engage with clothing in a free, fun, social environmental.
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.
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.