Sustainable Fashion Week 2023: Frome Hub

Sustainable Fashion Week is back this year from 25th September – 8th October, with the Frome Hub hosted by Everyone Needs Pockets. They are offering a brilliant and thought-provoking array of workshops, drop-in sessions and talks for all things sustainable and fashion! Additionally, throughout Sustainable Fashion Week, Frome’s independent and charity shops will promote sustainable fashion through creative and inspiring displays. Take a look at the overview of what’s on offer his year:

What’s on at Sustainable Fashion Week 2023:

Stitch It Don’t Ditch It mending session – 30th September, 11am-12pm

 Kicking off the event, The Everyone Needs Pockets network will be taking to the Westway shopping centre to mend our clothes in public with the ‘Stitch it don’t ditch it’ mending session.

Community Clothes Swap – 30th September, 12pm-4pm

The Frome Wardrobe Collective would like to invite you to discover a more sustainable way to shop for your next wardrobe staple. All genders, ages, and sizes are welcome at this inclusive community clothes swap.

Learn To Mend Your Clothes workshop – 30th September, 12pm-2pm

Free guidance sessions in small hand sewn clothing repairs for those with little or no sewing experience or confidence. Entry is free but tickets are required for entry for this ‘Learn to mend your clothes’ workshop.

Feeling Dressed workshop – 30th September, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Join Dr Lucy Gundry for a round table conversation to look through ‘our eyes only’ at pieces of dress from the archives. The workshop will visually unpick how pieces were made, worn, repaired and re-worn over time…what it felt like to wear these pieces and why loved clothes last! For womenswear and menswear, the Feeling Dressed workshop is free but tickets are required for entry.

Make Old Clothes New with Indigo – 30th September,  3pm-6pm

Join Make:Shed’s Cassie and Amala in the Remakery, Welsh Mill Hub, during the afternoon to breathe new life into a loved but tired piece of clothing – refresh your jeans with an Indigo bath or brighten up an old t-shirt with simple resist dyeing techniques. All ages welcome to ‘Make Old Clothes New with Indigo‘.

Fashion Reimagined film screening – 1st October, 6pm-9pm

Film screening of Fashion Reimagined. Following the film, there will be informal chat and discussion.