Creative mending

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Mending requires patience and accuracy and, if made with craftsmanship, makes the flaw on the repaired fabric invisible. It is also necessary to be very creative: when the damages are too visible, and when even darning by skilled hands would bring non-satisfactory aesthetical results, we can add decoration and ornaments to obtain a satisfactory darning,… Read more »

Crochet

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The term ‘crochet’ refers to a particular handcrafting technique for the processing of yarn. Its name comes from the French word for “hook”, and the tools used are little metal sticks, flat for better handling, with a small hook at the top, that it is used to link the threads to realize a wide number… Read more »

Yarn bombing

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It is a new crochet technique. It is a new street-art movement, it is a new trend that is growing in the biggest American and European cities. Just as graffiti artists spray huge murals, a new generation of artists (that is also less harmful for our monuments) leaves its hand-made yarn footprints, with gigantic creations… Read more »

Repair Café

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Repair cafes are meeting places where people can exchange information and knowledge about repairing objects, appliance and clothes.

Knit Café

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It is a warm and friendly place where you can chat with other people while knitting. You knit and you enjoy a coffee, a cappuccino or a tea together with some biscuits or some cake.

The Repair Manifesto

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The Repair Manifesto is the last intellectual creation of the 5 creatives of the Dutch group “Platform21”. With their motto “Stop recycling, start repairing!” the manifesto goes against environmental movements that totally disregard the concept of repairing.

Refashion

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Redo, do something new. Refashion is the ability of reinventing things, sometimes old or cast-off, of transforming them to get to use them again. Making them popular, or simply different.

Sustainable

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Technological and industrial progress compatible with environment preservation and fair distribution of wealth.

Fashion

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Indicates one or more collective behaviours with variable criteria. This term is often connected to clothes. Fashion is only partially connected to the human survival need of covering ourselves with fabric, leather or other treated materials. As a matter of fact, throughout history clothes took on specific social functions, meant to distinguish social classes, as… Read more »

Ethical fashion

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Section of fashion that aims to boost social development and environmental sustainability, respecting the rights and the work conditions of labour.