Tuesday 6 December 2016

Get eco-savvy and Re-dress your wardrobe this season

Angela Scanlon

Published 05/11/2010 | 14:39

Frugal chic: The Re-dress girls, Kellie, Rosie and Kate Nolan suggest ways to host a swap party so that you can rejuvenate your wardrobe. Their great vintage finds include Kellie’s red Chanel coat, which she picked up for £250 at Portobello market in London
Frugal chic: The Re-dress girls, Kellie, Rosie and Kate Nolan suggest ways to host a swap party so that you can rejuvenate your wardrobe. Their great vintage finds include Kellie’s red Chanel coat, which she picked up for £250 at Portobello market in London

I’m a big believer that fashion is definitely more fun when you can inject your own creativity into what you’re wearing. More importantly, being eco-conscious when it comes to fashion is also something that is being embraced more and more in the industry.

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Re-dress embodies both of these things and was founded in 2008 by Kellie Dalton, Kate Nolan and Rosie O'Reilly. The company was set up to educate us fashion lovers on the importance of sustainable fashion and to highlight the detrimental humanitarian, environmental and economic effect the clothing industry is having on the world today.



Apart from educating industry leaders Re-dress hold regular workshops for all showing you how to transform what you already have in your wardrobe, as well as how to make the hottest current looks from scratch. Some workshops focus on the core sewing and design skills needed to revive tired pieces into this season’s must-haves, whilst another teaches you how to make your very own pair of French knickers (cocktails provided)!



These affordable and fabulous workshops are just the inspiration you need to get down and dirty with your sewing kit, making your wardrobe completely unique and of course, eco-friendly.



The series of workshops listed below are due to take place throughout November and range from one-off sessions to weekly courses. For more information and to book please go to http://www.re-dress.ie/index.html. Details of my favourite courses below:





UPCYCLING TEXTILES: CURIOUS COLLARS

This one-day crash course will teach you how to upcycle waste materials into amazing accessories using skills such as embellishment, embroidery and pattern drafting culminating in the creation of a unique collars, broaches and more.

Sat 27th November, €90 (includes light lunch)



BOW TIES & BELLINIS!

In this half day workshop will create one of the most seasonal fashion accessory; the bow tie. This one finishes with a Bellini!

Sunday November 14th, €40



FRENCH KNICKERS & COCKTAILS

This 2-hour class will take you step by step through the construction of your own pair of frilly briefs and all while sipping a cocktail!

December 7th, €30













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