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Wednesday, November 10, 2021 — 5:00 PM EST

Do you have a hole in your favourite sweater? Curious about how to reduce your waste? Come to our DIY Clothes Mending Workshop!

PictureHosted by Elysha, founder of Worth Mending, this workshop aims to teach participants how to mend their clothing by using a simple needle and thread.

The goal is to reduce your footprint while also diverting clothing waste from the landfill. Clothes that end up in landfills contribute to wasted & polluted water; soil degradation; rainforest destruction; greenhouse gas emissions; clothing waste; microfibers. Mend/donate/recycle clothes instead of throwing them out is an excellent way to repurpose old clothes!

There are a total of 14 free kits available for any beginner interested in learning a new skill. These kits are first come first serve and include a t-shirt to practice sewing on, patches, needle and three different coloured thread. Kits are free to be picked up at the Sustainability Office (EV1-301) Monday - Friday (9:00am-4:30pm)!

The Sustainability Office encourages people to test their skills on their own clothing or material they may have and bring their own needles.

When: The workshop will take place on November 10th at 5:00 pm (ET).

Where: Hosted through Teams.

Sign up for your free Kits today: Worth Mending and the Sustainability Office will be giving away 14 Kits to participants for free. The first 14 registrants will automatically be given a kit whence signing up. For those interested in participating, all you will need is a needle, thread and some old clothes you wish to mend! Kits are available for pick up at the Sustainability Office.

This workshop is free for any student.

Sign up as soon as you can before all the kits are taken.

Sign up today!

Cost 
Free

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