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.
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A lovely selection of pretty head wear made by some lovely ladies at our latest Headdress workshop at Drink, Shop & Do
Full house of creatives at Pimp Up Your Shades @ Drink, Shop & Do July. And we had a very special guest take part too…Alexi Duggins, Editor of Time Out
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…..
Looking for something a little bit different to keep you entertained this summer? We’re one of London’s more unusual art and craft classes says the Metro yes it does!
Alexi and his review of our workshop in Time Out printed mag & on the blog….check the link below :)
The weekend before Glastonbury we took part in a mini festival London style. An exciting collaboration between Oliver Goldsmith & Use It Up. Wear It Out, we offered kids the chance to pimp up some masks based on classic OG designs from the archive.