A man stands in front of pieces of dyed silk as part of a making workshop
A craftsman examining his handiwork ©

Simon Mills

The Global Makers workshops and writers’ residency, in association with Haus of Kraft, connected sustainable fashion and craft practitioners from around the world with the community of Coventry, through the shared act of making.

The key focus and ethos of the project was around bringing together isolated elders in Coventry with newly arrived communities. It was supported by fashion student mentors from Coventry University and led by Fablab. The programme connected different generations, community members, creative practitioners, and students to collaborate and co-create new work inspired by nature and sustainable fashion crafts.

The programme aimed to inspire creatives to connect with new audiences locally and internationally, enhance creative skills of participants through knowledge sharing and deepening action around global waste distribution and fast fashion.