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  • Writer's pictureJenny Morisetti

Bridport Fashion & Textile Network events for Sustainable Fashion Week

Thursday 28th September

Rebecca Smith: Wearing Wellbeing & Sustainable Fashion: good for you, good for the planet.

Public lecture, 6 pm, Bridport Town Hall

Rebecca Smith will present her research project “flourishing fashion“, which brings together ideas from fashion studies and psychology to investigate how strategies of dress contribute to every day well-being. Her research revealed that the outfits that brings joy often comprise pieces with stories that we want to re-enact, a context within which throwaway fashion loses its appeal.

Light Her research reveals that the outfits that bring us joy often comprise pieces with stories that we want to re-enact, a context within which throwaway fashion loses its appeal.

Light refreshments served from 6 pm, lecture starts 6:30 pm. RSVP to joss.bailey@gmail.com


Saturday 30th of September

Street Stitch0

All morning, Bridport town centre.

Join us to take part in this gentle act of disruption on the High Street, demonstrating the pleasure and necessity of garment repair.


Sunday 1st October

Make your own bag.

Workshop 1pm-5:30 pm St. Michaels Lane.

Make your own upcycled tote bag using found and recycled materials with artist Nadine Shanna in her studio. Bookings: (07411) 6177500, nadine.e.z.shaban@gmail.com or


Tuesday 3rd October

Fashion Reimagined

Film screening 7:30 pm Bridport art Centre.

Documentary about trailblazing fashion designer. Amy Powney, who is on a mission to create a sustainable collection from Field to finished garment and transform the way we engage with fashion. Book tickets:


Stitch It Don’t Ditch It.

Drop-in session.

7-9 p.m. Bridport Community Shed.

An evening inviting you to bring life back into your favourite clothes. There are lots of resources available whilst enjoying the relaxed company of others. Directions: follow the lane that runs down the back of Mountfield Town Council (DT6 3JP).

The Shed is in the yard on the right just after the gardens.

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