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2021: Eco-Fashion Upcycling – Online

Venue: Online

Dates: This workshop ran on Saturdays for five weeks from Saturday 18th September 2021 until Saturday 16th  October 2021.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

Upcycling simply means reusing discarded objects in such a way as to create a product of higher value. In Eco-fashion it is adding new life to clothes that would otherwise end up in landfill. This is a good way to do our bit to help the environment, through sustainable lifestyle choices, and remembering that all the resources and people that made our clothes matter.
“The history of a garment is just as important as its future” – Jose Hendo
This workshop will be run by Creative Dimension Trust Tutor, Jose Hendo. Jose is a Ugandan-born British eco-sustainable designer who takes a fresh approach to fashion design, challenging the throwaway culture. Founder of the José Hendo brand, Bark To The Roots (B2TR) initiative and the R^3 Campaign, Jose Hendo has won multiple awards. She promotes the use of organic, eco- textiles and recycled materials to create unique – often avant-garde -garments, and accessories for both women and men. She supports ethical values and the environment.



Students must report for group teaching at 10am. Classes will finish at approximately 4:30pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have good hand-eye co-ordination. In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

There are only 10 places available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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