When we were founded, we may have been ahead of our time. But our vision to inspire consumers and other brands to live a sustainable existence didn’t go unheard. And we’re still small. But we’re okay with that because we are still pushing innovation in the apparel space, and it allows us to never have to make a difficult choice. 12 years in the business has also made us really savvy. There are so many brands out there talking about “sustainable this” and “ethical that.” Fair Trade, certified organic. We know you’re confused by all the hype out there. The good news is, it’s not all hype, but we can help you cut through the noise. What most brands don’t tell you is that sustainability isn’t just about the source and production of your garment. It’s about choosing quality pieces that last longer. Responsible care of your wardrobe without wasting resources. Delivering your pieces at the end of their practical lifetime into the circular economy and not into the landfill. We don’t want you to buy our stuff, we want you to become part of a movement.
Join Nau and The Renewal Workshop for this three-part Workshop Series on Sustainability Beyond the Shopping Bag. Learn how to sustainably extend the life of your garments, create a transitional capsule collection, and upcycle your garments into something “new”.
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Workshop 1 – Extending the Life: Care and Repair
You’re spending the time to make well-considered, sustainable apparel purchases. But how do you ensure long lives for those pieces? How do you implement responsible washing/drying care? In this workshop, we’ll go over basic clothing care that saves water and energy, as well as your wardrobe. You’ll learn how to rejuvenate the waterproofing on your outerwear with the least harm to the environment. We’ll show you quick repairs you can do at home, and let you know when it’s worth warrantying an item, or when that favorite jacket is simply past its practical lifetime. Finally, we’ll go over some legitimate donation and recycling opportunities so you can feel confident your clothing isn’t ending up in the landfill.
Workshop 2 – Creating a Capsule Wardrobe
One of the most important contributions of sustainable fashion is the opportunity for you to invest in fewer, better-quality pieces that last longer and transcend trends. The result is a minimalist wardrobe that feels good every time you look into your uncluttered closet. In this workshop, sustainable fashion stylist Jess Carpenter @jesswithless will show you how to assemble your own sustainable capsule collection to transition from Summer into Fall, complete with accessories and footwear. We’ll supply you with a recycled notebook to jot down all the tips and provide you with an in-event special flash sale to kick off your wardrobe with a fresh key style.
Workshop 3 – New Beginnings: Upcycling Project
So you do your best to wear your pieces as long as they will last before recycling them. But what if you took it a step further and upcycled it into something “new” again? In this session, The Renewal Workshop will walk you through an upcycling project that turns an old garment into something new. Don’t have one that’s ready for the upcycle? No problem, we’ve got some for you to work with, and we’ll also supply you with all the materials you’ll need to complete your project.