Recycled fashion revolution – Otago Daily Times

Just Atelier co-founder Fiona Clements, pictured with her dog Zela, has put out a call for...

A Dunedin-based sustainable fashion series is set to return next month — but this time it will run twice as long as last year’s event.

Just Atelier’s “Unstitched: Local Fashion Revolution” project — which had its week-long debut under the support of Urban Dream Brokerage last year — will run for a month this April.

It offers workshops on mending and “upcycling” clothing and other items, as well as information and discussion on sustainable and ethical fashion practices, Just Atelier co-founder Fiona Clements says.

Set to begin on April 1, Unstitched will  be held at 23 Princes St, which will have  a mending space, education areas and a “drop-in” area.

Ms Clements was “really excited” Auckland community sewing enthusiast Sarah Lancaster, of SewLove, would be visiting  the project.

Ms Lancaster is touring the South Island in her  solar-powered sewing lounge/opshop truck and will be in Dunedin during the first week of April.

Just Atelier is  using crowdfunding to cover the remaining project costs of running Unstitched for a month.

For more information or to financially support the project, visit


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