Sew and reap the re­wards

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - News -­mu­ni­ d476013

PEO­PLE are be­ing in­vited to learn how to mend old clothes to avoid send­ing them to land­fill dur­ing a work­shop in East Vic­to­ria Park.

Re­pair to Re-wear is the first work­shop that will be run as part of the Town of Vic­to­ria Park’s se­ries of sus­tain­abil­ity-fo­cused events, Cof­fee and Change.

The free work­shop at the Or­ganic Cafe on Novem­ber 22 will be run by Spot­ted owner Pe­tra Richard­son, who will talk about how to mend and clean clothes. “I started Spot­ted about three years ago, I’ve got a back­ground in fash­ion de­sign and I’ve al­ways had a pas­sion for op­shop­ping,” she said.

“The con­cept of Spot­ted is that I mend and clean clothes to in­ject a new lease of life and then find a new home for them.”

Mrs Richard­son said she would dis­cuss how to mend and take care of clothes and the best ways to get stains out of them dur­ing the work­shop. “Fash­ion is not like it was 20 years ago when peo­ple felt the need to get the lat­est styles, ev­ery­thing is in fash­ion now and peo­ple can ex­press them­selves,” she said.

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Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Pe­tra Richard­son will con­duct the Re­pair to Re-wear work­shop.

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