OT Creative Space has come together with Kala Clothing and Manchester Fashion Movement for Fashion Revolution Week to bring you a park and window exhibition of mini clothing made by individuals in Greater Manchester to show their support for the #payup campaign.

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As part of their ‘Craftivism’* (craft activism) campaign, they are creating miniature garments from scrap fabrics to showcase in hullard park alongside a QR code directing you to sign up to the #payup campaign. 

The #PayUp campaign was formed in March 2020 out of  the fashion industry’s decision to refuse payment for completed clothing orders heading into the COVID-19 pandemic. They are still extremely active in holding brands accountable and building a fair future for garment workers. You can sign the petition here: https://payupfashion.com/ .  

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You can still get involved, here are the steps to follow:

– Contact needlewomanjessie@gmail.com to receive the template to make your own mini t-shirt, trousers or hoody depending on your experience

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The t-shirt is a very basic template so everyone can get involved and there is no pressure on it being ‘right’ or ‘perfect’; your involvement is the most important thing. Using a sewing machine can make it a bit quicker and easier but if you don’t have access to one then you can hand sew it which is just as good; keep your garments basic or give them your own creative twist!

If you need some guidance or inspiration follow @kalaclothing.mcr where you will find videos on how to make your garment. 

– Once completed, drop it off at OT creative SPACE or add to the exhibition in Hullard park.

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*Craftivism is a portmanteau of the words Craft and Activism. Craftivism is a form of activism, typically incorporating elements of anti-capitalism, environmentalism, solidarity, or third-wave feminism, that is centered on practices of craft – or what can traditionally be referred to as “domestic arts”.