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November 18, 2022


A collection of clothing and accessories rescued, repaired and reimagined from pre-loved textiles by students from South Eastern Regional College (Lisburn).

On display now in our Community Arts Walkway until 26th November

In collaboration with the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, the Enterprise team at SERC challenged students to take an item of clothing that they no longer wear, or one from a charity shop, and to mend or transform it into a new piece of clothing or a clothing accessory. The aim of the challenge was to raise awareness of the impact of fast fashion on the environment and to promote sustainable approaches to our wardrobes and staying on trend!

Students from across the college engaged with the challenge, as well as with the workshops and talk which formed part of the project, leading to 75 entries! The student-creators are from a diverse range of courses, including Applied Science, Counselling, Foundation Learning, Skills for Life and Work, and Art and Design.

This exhibition is the culmination of their exciting efforts, which include tailoring, tie-dye, fabric painting, crochet, Sashiko and more! Check out the information boards to learn more about the techniques used! We hope you feel inspired to join us in the sustainable fashion movement!

Many thanks to Cookstown Textile Recyclers for providing a very generous range of prizes for our participants! Thanks also to Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful for the highly informative talk and to our workshop providers, Titanic Denim, Sew Ready, & Keri-Ann Ross!