Bagmaking Workshop from Japanese Textiles
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Mikan is an accessories brand that gives new life to precious antique Japanese textiles by transforming them into contemporary, functional pieces. Handcrafted in the city of Kyoto utilising beautiful discarded Kimono and Obi silks, some more than half-a-century old, each bespoke product is a one-of-a-kind or a very limited edition. Mikan founder and Esmod Fashion institute lecturer Clementine Sandner will lead this immersive workshop, in which participants will craft their own Mikan bag from scratch.
This hands-on experience presents an opportunity to reconsider rampant consumerism and waste. Not only you will leave the workshop with a totally unique and highly-covetable new accessory, but you will also gain valuable insight into the full production process, so that you can continue creating into the future. And join Mikan in ensuring past beauties still have a place in our modern lives.
The Social Studio, a social enterprise that is kindly hosting Mikan while in Australia.
For the closing reception, 10th March at 7pm, please join Mikan, participants and friends for a drink, chat and chance to peruse an exhibition of pieces created during the workshops, alongside her wider range of designs.
All income generated by The Social Studio is invested into its valuable work, supporting students, staff and migrants communities. The Collingwood-based not-for-profit focuses on positive education and employment outcomes, environmental benefits, and social inclusion.