Fear not. Thanks to the British Red Cross and ‘upcycling’ experts you can learn all you need to know to transform your old clobber, make cool new stuff out of odds and ends and generally become a fashion forward craft queen – or king.
Simply pay a visit to the Start Garden Party to Make a Difference at Clarence House where we’ll have a stand, from tomorrow until 19 September. The garden party is part of the Prince of Wales’ Start initiative.
As well as learning about what we do (I’ll be there all day on Thursday – come and say hi), you’ll be able to attend one of our 25 FREE ‘upcycling’ workshops; we’ve teamed up with top upcycling experts Orsola de Castro, Junky Styling and others to revolutionise your wardrobe (and help save the planet).
At the workshops we’ll show you how to do things like: transform an old t-shirt into a shopping bag, make jewellery out of jetsam and junk, purses from old fire hoses and yes, how to ‘pimp yo pants’. Needless to say, this workshop brings new meaning to the phrase ‘a load of old pants’. But in a good way.
It’s all in the spirit of sustainability and fun and a reminder of how important it is to reuse, restyle and recycle.