The Social Studio invites you to a practical and fun workshop to learn more about sustainable fashion, social enterprise and supporting refugee young people while you get your creativity on and produce your very own up-cycled tote bag! The workshop will be followed by an afternoon tea, catered by the Social Studio’s The Cutting Table Café, with a performance from Iranian singer and setar player Amir Kaveh.
The Social Studio is a not for profit social enterprise, providing employment and education opportunities and pathways for young people from refugee backgrounds. The Social Studio champions sustainability and slow fashion, turning fabrics that would otherwise be thrown into landfill into beautiful new garments that are manufactured onsite by our staff and sold in our shop.
Tickets include workshop, materials and afternoon tea
Bookings essential: slowstylin.eventbrite.com.au
Slow Stylin’ is part of Emerge in Yarra 2016, a week long festival commemorating World Refugee Week and celebrating the artistic and cultural diversity of Yarra, spanning a multitude of workshops, theatre performances, cooking demonstrations, live music, storytelling, spoken word, comedy and conversations. Check out all the Festival events.
Founded in 2004 as a platform for artists in MAV’s Visible Music Mentoring Program, the Emerge in Yarra festival has since grown to encompass talented artists from refugee and emerging communities across the city, diverse art forms, new collaborations and commissioned works. The festival is timed to coincide with the United Nations World Refugee Day and Refugee Week and celebrates the ever-expanding contributions artists from all sectors of our diverse society have made in building Melbourne’s unique creative landscape and the cultural fabric of Victoria. Emerge in Yarra is supported by Creative Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts, City of Yarra, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, Melbourne Playback Theatre, PBS, The Ownership Project, The Social Studio, Cultivating Community, PICAA, and The Neighbourhood Justice Centre.