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E17 Charity Upcycled Fashion Crafts Hub

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E17 Charity Upcycled Fashion Crafts Hub

E17 Charity Upcycled Fashion Crafts Hub


By bringing together local people working in the fashion industry to share skills with local residents. Runnig workshops on how to upcycle second hand clothes, then selling them in vacant retail units

Waltham Forest Idea stage

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Ever wanted to learn how to upcyle your old or unloved clothes? Ever wanted to know how to upcycle or reuse an item or learn some sewing, mending or how to breathe new life into clothes and other bric-a-brac? Then WIILMA's E17 Fashion & Crafts Hub will enable you to do just that. Local skilled creatives will run workshops to teach you how, whilst reducing waste and lower carbon emissions in a sustainable way, given the garments industry is the second largest polluter after Fossil Fuels. So you can create beautiful things whilst saving the planet! Now how can you say no to that? We will also be breathing new life into the Walthamstow High Street/Mall due to the growing number of long term empty retail units and we have received in Principle support from the Council for our project and they will help us to source an empty retail unit we could use and then turn into a charity shop to help raise funds to support vulnerable and isolated people the way we have been doing during Covid19.

What we'll deliver:

  • 3 workshops
  • A pop up shop that will be open for 3 months at least.
  • A fashion show displaying the items
  • A local all ages, all people fashion show

Why it's a great idea:

It will bring people from diverse backgrounds and communities together. It will impart useful skills to people. It will provide practitioners with teaching practice. It will reduce carbon emissions.

Steps to get it done:

  • Project Completed
  • Volunteers recruited
  • Format of workshop created
  • Tutors hired
  • Fashion Show conducted
  • Pop up Charity shop opened


Location Waltham Forest

About the space

Custom Location


London Borough of Waltham Forest

How will the money be spent?Total £5,478

Full Project - £4,950 (90%)
Other - £528 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Full Project
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £5,478

Our Volunteer List

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