How to give your wardrobe and your home a wild flower makeover
Customising queens Karen and Joanna of Use It Up Wear It Out have turned their creative talents to Grow Wild customising.
In part I, they show us how to create a Grow Wild decoupage flower pot.
Our first customising installment for Grow Wild UK is live!
In November we teamed up with Vinspired - the U.K’s leading youth volunteering charity as part of their #Get Trashed campaign. To launch their initiative to save fashion from landfill the first ‘Car Boot Disco’ was held at the Ministry of Sound in London. This free event was organised to encourage young people (16-24yrs) to swap, customise or recycle their unwanted clothing. With a soundtrack provided by KISS FM dj’s, a raffle of celebrity donations and an exciting rosta of fashion hackers the event promised to brighten up a gloomy Sunday afternoon. There were 4 customising areas offering; airbrushing, screen printing ‘spangling’ and studding. Our ‘Punk Couture’ styling made use of studding, safety pins and chains, embellishing collars, pockets and cuffs with motifs. A popular hack amongst Trashers was adding studding to prints by creative community People of Print.
'Pimp Your Shades' at our May workshop from floral to studded, or brightly beaded the choice is yours.
Give the anarchist… a pair of scissors
As part of the Southbank Centre’s ‘Gift Of Giving’ campaign we hosted 4 90 minute drop-in workshops over the weekend, where the public could customise an item from the pop-up charity shop being hosted on the Spirit Level in aid of MIND, or bring an item from home.
One of the quick upcycling projects undertaken there was inspired by the iconic, Seditionaries ‘Anarchy Shirt’ shown above. This street artist turned up with carrier bags full of old t-shirts bearing his own screenprints, which we decided to turn into a wearable archive piece. Using an old flannel shirt, the logos and motifs were roughly chopped out of the jersey which we then collaged, fabric glue was liberally applied, and slogans stencilled over the top.
The most won-der-ful time of the year is fast approaching, but what to wear to the annual Christmas party? We put on our thinking caps and with our regular venue Drink, Shop & Do hosted a series of Kitsch-mas themed evenings to get you in the holiday spirit. Putting a festive twist on our Bling Your Beanie and Dress Your Head workshops, tinsel, pom poms, baubles and bells embellished accessories to create the ultimate party headwear!
Last month Slashstroke Magazine embarked on a very cool project - Hackney Street Style School - sponsored by Middlesex University and Hackney Council in association with Create London, The Mill Co Project and A New Direction. A short course for East London youth’s, Use It Up. Wear It Out were thrilled that our shades & visors were used in the styling. Thank you /- ! See the exciting results from a very talented group here…..