Upcycled Bucket Hat Workshop
Go Eco (Waikato Environment Centre) are hosting a series of events and workshops to Derail Consumerism.
Create your own style and derail consumerism, by sewing your own bucket hat with upcycled material.
Bring along an old pair of jeans you can no longer wear, or other stiff fabric you have around the house (old curtain material is perfect) and we’ll show you how to create a one of a kind hat. Material must be up-cycled (no new fabric please). We will also have material available for use.
A basic level of sewing is required for the workshop. If you have your own sewing machine and kit (sewing scissors, needles, embroidery / cotton thread, tailors chalk) please bring it to the workshop. (If you have questions around skill level please email email@example.com)
About the facilitator: G-Gee’s vision is to “make sustainable fashion the fashion of choice” and their mission is bringing “loud, proud and pocketed” to sustainable fashion. Their range of up-cycled clothing includes designs for different body shapes, ensuring that it is inclusive and one-of-a-kind. Gina, the designer behind G-Gee’s, holds social and ethical issues close to her heart along with a love and respect for nature and a developing obsession with using textile “waste”.
About the host: Go Eco is the Waikato’s largest environment hub and is based in Frankton, Kirikiriroa. The Fashion Industry is the world’s 3rd largest polluter, and responsible for 10% of greenhouse gas emissions. It is being fueled by Fast Fashion which is “a business model based on stealing high fashion designs to mass manufacture and sell them as low quality low price products with unimaginable costs to people and the planet”. WTVOX
Guided by our vision of healthy environments and thriving communities Go Eco are hosting a series of events to Derail Consumerism, and the impact of Fast Fashion.