Fast fashion is the terrible approach to marketing of clothing fashions that emphasizes making fashion trends quickly and cheaply available to consumers. 

The idea is that speedy mass production combined with cheap labor will make clothes cheaper for those buying them, thus allowing these fast fashion trends to maintain economic success. 

The main concern with fast fashion is the clothes waste it produces, the fashion industry is one of the major polluting industries in the world. 

Production and distribution of the crops, fibers, and garments used in fast fashion industry all contribute to differing forms of environmental pollution, including water, air, and soil pollution

The textile industry is the second greatest polluter of local freshwater in the world. Some of the main factors that contribute to this industrial caused pollution are the vast overproduction of fashion items, the use of synthetic fibers, and the agriculture pollution of fashion crops.

To make citizens more aware about the huge destruction and inequality that consuming fast fashion promotes, by the end of 2018 our team decided to organize some fun educational workshops. 

This is our way, making some involving and interactive skills sharing platform as the space to take action and spread the message. 

One of the way to fight fast fashion is to upcycle what we already have in our closets and extend the life cycle of the garments. It means learn how to repair, maintain, buy less and guessing how things are produced and which is the price to pay if clothes are so cheap. 

Once a month Materiale Centralen UP!cycling tutors are in Valby KulturHus ready to upcycle old and boring clothes into fun creations with everyone willing to join a collaborative and creative skill sharing environment.

What participants require to do is only to bring their old or underused clothes. The tutors help attendees to create some repurposed fabulous items.  

Team members teach how to fix and refashion textile material into garments that people can love again, while gaining skills to be more independent and sustainable. 

Attendees can bring, swop and share their second hand textiles, old clothes, leftover fabrics and experiment with upcycling and re-design techniques.

The result is the creation of a community, starting from a skill sharing platform that can share also values and inspire each other.

Rescued materials:

Second hand textile, rescued and donated textiles


From 6 y. o.

Activity duration:

4 hours