Make Thrift Sewing Camper Van Mobile Craft Station

Make Thrift Sewing Camper Van Mobile Craft Station

To buy a camper van, kit it out with solar panels and provide a mobile sewing and craft station to deliver workshops and talks across the UK

Unfortunately, this project was not successful

I'm raising funds to allow me to buy a camper van to do up, kit out with solar powered electricity and use it to deliver workshops and talks with a focus on sustainabilty to schools, communities and work places across the country. When I started my business 5 years ago, I wanted to educate people about fast fashion, mass comsumerism and the throw away culture we have become accustomed to and how it affects the world we live in and the future of our planet. I found it hard to find suitable venues within my budget and create a viable business this way. The van will help me keep costs low and allow me to be able to deliver my workshops anywhere.  I want to revive a make-do-and-mend culture, help people appreciate traditional crafts again and allow them to have a better understanding of how stuff is made and what impact it has on the environment, as well as the time that goes into making something by hand, so they can once again appreciate the beauty of handmade and live more thoughtfully, making more informed buying choices. I want to focus on schools as I think it's important to educate kids before they become buyers themselves so that they can make an informed choice.