Richmond Barracks

Sustainable Saturdays at Richmond Barracks: A New Way to Treasure Your Old Clothes

In the heart of Dublin, a unique initiative is weaving threads of sustainability into the fabric of the community. Change Clothes Crumlin, a pioneering clothing reuse project, is inviting locals and visitors alike to embark on a creative journey every last Saturday of the month at Richmond Barracks. Their mission? To transform old clothes into new treasures, one stitch at a time.

A Year of Upcycling Adventures

Each Sustainable Saturday is a window into the world of upcycling, offering a different theme to spark your creativity:

January's fabric block printing workshop was such a hit that it was rescheduled for Saturday, 10 February, giving more participants the chance to stamp their mark on forgotten fabrics.

February brought spring to life with the crafting of hair bows and headbands, turning scraps into fashion statements.

March's workshop turned ordinary glass jars into decorative storage solutions, blending functionality with beauty.

April promises a no-sew adventure, as attendees will create and decorate cushions for their homes using t-shirts and jumpers that have fallen out of favour.

Please keep checking our website to find out what CCC has in store for the summer months. 

More Than Just Crafting

Sustainable Saturdays go beyond the craft table. They are a testament to the power of community, creativity, and environmental responsibility. By encouraging the upcycling of textiles, these workshops aim to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, one garment at a time.

For the Whole Family

These family-friendly workshops welcome participants of all ages, though an adult should accompany children. It's a fantastic opportunity for parents and kids to bond over a shared activity that teaches the value of sustainability in a fun and engaging way.

The Mission of Change Clothes Crumlin

Founded in 2022, Change Clothes Crumlin (CCC) has set its sights on tackling local clothing waste and turning it into a global solution. Operating out of the Crumlin area, CCC has quickly become a hub for those interested in clothes swapping, borrowing, upcycling, mending, and more. Their events are open to everyone, emphasising that second-hand can be not only fun and affordable but also a socially enriching experience.

CCC offers a range of services aimed at giving clothes a second life, from a 'book-in' clothing exchange service and an affordable occasion-wear rental service to monthly €2 're-sales' and redistributing surplus stock to those in need. They also host upcycling and repair workshops for clothes that need a little TLC and find creative ways to repurpose fabrics destined for landfills.

Join the Movement

To stay updated on upcoming Sustainable Saturdays and other activities, follow Change Clothes Crumlin on Instagram @changeclothescrumlin. Whether you're a seasoned upcycler or new to the concept, CCC welcomes you to join their growing community of sustainable fashion enthusiasts. Together, we can make a difference, one piece of clothing at a time.

Posted 20 March 2024
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