Eco/Ethical Fashion: Basic Sewing & Design

, Designer & Fiber Artist


Project: Home décor- simple pillow cover for a 16"x16" throw pillow

Skills you will learn:  The basics of how to use a sewing machine & how to cut & sew a simple pillow cover

Educational Extras:  Learn about organic & sustainable materials and the best resources to purchase sustainable fabrics from.  Get an insider’s view about the textile industry, the fair trade fabric market, and receive tools to make more ethical choices in your fabric

Bring: 1/2 yard of fabric you'd like to use & fabric scissors.  if you have your own sewing machine that is easy to transport, go ahead and bring it and I can help you learn to sew on your own machine. If you don't have one, that's ok- we'll have one the class can share. 

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Sarah Mark

Designer & Fiber Artist

Sarah Mark has over ten years designing for the fashion industry and for the last three years has been the lead designer for a fair trade social business start up company dedicated to empowering women through design.  After years of working for the mainstream fashion industry she gained an insider's perspective on how the majority of the industry operates and the complex issues that contribute to a system of enviromental degradation and worker exploitation.  In recent years she has dedicated her focus as a designer to focus on efforts that support the fair trade & ethical fashion movement with a broader goal to reduce waste and help fight poverty around the world. 

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