The Egg Factory "Eggsmas' Christmas Fair

Knitwear Collection

For two consecutive years we've attended the local and fabulous Egg Factory, 'Eggsmas' Christmas fair in Hebden Bridge. The event brings together a diverse range of local designers and makers, many of whom use the The Egg Factories creative co-working space, as a base for making and connecting with other creative professionals. As well as selling our sustainable knitwear range at the event (and always eager to reduce landfill waste) we recycled our discarded knitwear cutoffs as a repurposed Christmas decoration activity. 

The Egg Factory, Eggsmas Christmas Fair

To make the decoration you'll need:

  • 40cm length of flexible wire
  • Wire cutters, scissors,
  • Scraps of thread/wool (shimmer threads are great!)

Bend the wire to form a hoop and secure the ends by twisting together. Attach the wool/threads by knotting onto the hoop. Trim as required and add a length of thread for hanging. 

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival - 'Trouser Town'

In the final week of June, the fantastic, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival begins. Taking over the town with an array of events and workshops, last years festival was aptly themed 'Trouser Town', paying homage to the towns heyday, trouser manufacturing industry. As part of the festival programme, we delivered an up-cycling and customising workshop from the towns Artsmill. With machines and trousers in abundance we worked with willing young first time machinists teaching them how to transform a pair of trousers or jeans from a range of donated and second hand trouser finds. Alongside this, a shower curtain was given a new lease of life in our political, Prime Ministers Trousers for the Day activity.

In Commemoration of Fashion Revolution Week

We start our community blog with a short update on what we are doing during the commemorative days of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. From the 18th to 24th April, people across the globe joined forces to show their support for the families of the 94 victims that lost there lives during the collapse of the clothing manufacturing factory in 2013 and we were no exception. On the 23rd April, exactly 3 years on from the disaster we channelled some of the global grieving into a cause that will hopefully have a more small, yet positive impact on the way young people in particular purchase and value fashion within the future. 

Over the next few months we'll be exploring and creating alternatives to the 'Fast Fashion' model through recycling and repurposing textiles waste into cool garments that express and share collective concerns on todays teen issues. For more information, check out our forthcoming Teen Fashion Activists posts to see what the talented group of young girls got up to.