TeX - Fashion Show

by John Lakey in Par, England, United Kingdom

TeX - Fashion Show
We did it
On 19th May 2018 we successfully raised £402 with 17 supporters in 42 days

We are raising money to teach people of all ages and abilities how to make beautiful creations from selected waste fabrics and textiles.

by John Lakey in Par, England, United Kingdom

Tex with a difference really makes a difference in helping to create sustainable communities. 

Over the last few months we have started to work with some fantastic companies and community groups and our fashion show is a combination of this effort.

Working with great companies like SeaSalt- the clothing company, and with other industry and community donations of fabrics, we have help to divert over 1 ton of textiles from landfill by creating fantastic products and fashion that we will be showing off in a day of wonder and wow.

The fashion show idea was created after a local youth dance group, KBSK, came to us looking for ways to gain more experience in public performance and they suggested that a fashion show would be a great way to do this as this will give them the opportunities they are looking for.

For our part we are looking to raise funds to run workshops where we will be able to teach people of all ages and abilities to sew and make their own products or accessories. So far we have had great demand for the workshops and especially on the popular Dignity Bags workshops of which we would like to expand on. The money raised will be used to provide the extra equipment and staffing to do this.

How we do things ;- Not only do we collect surplus textiles and clothing, recycling and diverting from landfill, we also sort it and pass some on to local charities that provide no cost clothing to those in need. But that's not the only thing! We also create employment by making Eco Products from the recycled textiles from selected trade waste. Working with local people who really benefit from the enterprise through teaching and sharing of knowledge, creating workshops and demonstrations of what can be made.  And if this isn't enough, we then use some of the profits to better the communities we live in. This includes Share Fairs and markets with no money where we bring communities together with no barriers to inclusion and Carnival costumes making workshops where we help with costumes, flags and bunting and much more!

On Sunday 6th May TEX- Textiles with a  difference and KBSK Performing Arts will be coming together for TEX  Fashionista, a fashion Show like no other. Working with some vibrant  companies, including SeaSalt, we are making magic happen by diverting  textile and fabric waste from landfill and creating wearable, usable  fashion you are invited to see just how and what we are doing.

Come and join the fashion revolution for an  event of fabulous fashion, entertainment and a chance find out more  about how we are creating sustainable communities. Open doors from 12.30  and the show starting at 2pm at Cornubia Hall, 31 Eastcliffe Road, Par,  PL24 2AQ

This event is invite only as the space is  limited to 100 so please book your tickets early to avoid  disappointment. There is no cost for tickets but as we are limited can  you book only what you need.

Book here; - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tex-fashionista-tickets-44943715864

TEX is really are making a big difference in our communities, with our environment and with our young people.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£7 or more

Coin Purse

The are so cute ! Made from the finest selected fabrics that give loads of wow, happiness and a feel good. You are going to want to carry this everywhere and they make great gifts for others.

£8 or more

A pack of handmade textile cards

These nautical cards are beautifully handmade here in Cornwall, inspired by the sea and made in our workshop just 200m from the beach. The card themes will be around boats, lighthouses and all things nautical. The pack of 5 cards are blank inside for your own message and are usable for most occasions.

£10 or more

Just Donate

A donation to the project because you want to see it succeed. You will get a huge thank you and a message of thanks from us.

£15 or more

A Felting Workshop

Come and join in one of our felting workshops. From fleece to felt, learn about how to make your own felt products. Our felting workshops are fun, educational and on the list of `must do`s`.

£15 or more

Bag Making Workshop

Come and join in one of our Bag Making Workshops. Suitable for all ages and abilities you will learn how to create a bag that you will be use in your everyday life. Learn how to make things like Laptop bags, Roll Top bags, Cross Body bags or school bags. Your bag, your choice. We provide the fantastic fabrics and equipment you need to create your wow.

£20 or more

A Dignity Bag

Each bag is unique, professionally hand made from great quality fabrics. Dignity Bags are Roll Top, fully lined and are made to last. We are so sure of the quality of our Dignity Bags that we offer a life time guarantee on them ! But be warned, they are wow and they will grab attention. Any profit from the bags will go back into creating workshops for community benefit.

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