Embracing Sustainable Fashion: What does it mean to focus on sustainable sewing and garment creation in 2024?

Threaded Together Podcast: Embracing Sustainable Fashion:
What does it mean to focus on sustainable sewing and garment creation in 2024?

In the first episode of the new year we’re diving headfirst into the world of sustainability, a theme we’re passionate about exploring in 2024. Join us as we uncover the origins of our interest in sustainable fashion, discussing the challenges and rewards of upcycling, and the importance of sustainable practices in our sewing projects.

We’ll explore the nitty-gritty of sourcing eco-friendly materials, share insights on minimizing waste in sewing, and provide practical tips for extending the life of garments through mending, upcycling, and thoughtful alterations. Plus, we’ll take a look at how high fashion is embracing sustainability and upcycling, and what we can learn from it.

This episode isn’t just about sewing; it’s about making thoughtful choices that impact our planet. Whether you’re a seasoned sewist, a fashion enthusiast, or someone just starting to dip your toes into the sustainable fashion pool, this episode is packed with inspiration, practical advice, and our own personal experiences. So, grab your thread and needle and join us on this enlightening fashion adventure towards a more sustainable future!

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Approaching Sustainability in Our Own Sewing Projects

Minimizing Waste

Scrap Ideas

Sustainability in High Fashion

  • Upcycling Designer Ksenia Schnaider https://www.kseniaschnaider.com/
  • American Designer Conner Ives https://connerives.com/collections/ready-to-wear
  • Brand we forgot the name of during the podcast but worth a look for incredible upcycled pieces Rave Review https://www.rave-review.com/
  • More on the challenges of being a sustainable designer in the documentary Fashion Reimagined https://motherofpearl.co.uk/pages/fashion-reimagined

What’s Next . . .

Should you,

or shouldnt you, 

buy a dress form?

Join us in our next episode as we discuss everything from choosing, to using a dress form in your sewing adventures.

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