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Exploring Sustainable Fashion, 8th to 11th September 1-4pm at Portobello Baptist Church

Posted on: September 6th, 2022

Exploring Sustainable Fashion, 8th to 11th September 1-4pm

Portobello Baptist Church is curating a display of clothes which will be open to the public from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th September (1pm to 4pm).

In today’s world of “fast” fashion, which is having such a harmful impact on our planet, we want to celebrate “slow” fashion – garments that have been kept long-term, treasured, repurposed or repaired.

Around 60 items will be displayed on mannequins and hung around the balcony at the Portobello High Street venue. Stories explaining what the clothes mean to their owners will collectively offer insights into decades of social and cultural history. Shoes, hats and bags will also feature.

Reflective of the diverse community, an international theme will be evident with clothes from around the world including Iran, Jerusalem, Malaysia, Nigeria, Thailand, and Vietnam. Naturally, tartan will also be in evidence.

Positioned around the space will be quotes from well-known people about eco-fashion, recommended reading on the subject, and tips for those who want to embrace “slow” fashion.

Drinks and refreshments are provided.

Entry is free of charge with donations welcomed to Teapot Trust – a local children’s charity with national reach, providing art therapy to children and young people living with adverse mental health as a result of chronic illness.

Portobello Baptist’s Community Outreach Worker, Archie Catchpole, said, “We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to this imaginative display. We hope it has a message that will really resonate with our community.”

Portobello Baptist Church Sustainable Fashion poster