At Textile & Fashion lab we offer guidance and support in creating one of your first sustainable products. The workshop programme educates participants on how to improve their lifestyle by adopting sustainability as a factor. These products will be built up from upcycled materials such as seat belts, discarded banners, scrap fabrics and more. The fashion industry has the second most harmful impact on the environment: we encourage audiences to start seeing, thinking and being aware of the ethical aspect of fashion. We like to discuss topics and search for solutions on how fashion can create a positive social impact on people and communities, and minimise negative impact environmental impact. We also encourage and support participants to create simple garment modification to maximise the product’s lifespan and usage.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
At the Textile & Fashion lab, you can develop eco-friendly techniques like silk-screen printing, organic dyeing and tie-dyeing. Our workshop sessions teach participants the significance of open-source, sustainable design. The lab serves as a one-stop shop, providing a huge variety of materials to work with, such as discarded seat belts, banners, discarded felt, scrap leather, designers scrap fabrics; our R&D team is constantly discovering more fabric sources!
WHO IS IT FOR?
Textile & Fashion at ME.REKA calls out to all who are passionate about sustainable fashion and hands-on textile projects. ……… ….. …. …. …. …. ….
This space is ideal for anyone into fashion design, textile design, retail, tailoring, accessory design, pattern making, or production management. … … … … … … …
We provide tools and machines for people of all levels, from sewing kits to industrial sewing machines, overlock machines and embroidery machines.
An industrial sewing machine provides you with efficiency once you have mastered the basic domestic sewing machine. The robust external motors provide you with the capability workhorse in manufacturing. Unlike the local machine, an industrial machine is durable and can run for an entire working day with recurrent high-speed usage.
At ME.REKA Makerspace, we provide you with that experience once you feel comfortable and ready to level up. The machine that we will be offering belongs to a well-known, and reliable brand from Japan named JUKI. The model that we have in our workshop is a high-performance single needle, constructed of aluminum die-casting to ensure industrial-quality sewing.
A portable sewing machine provides sewing enthusiasts with the fundamentals and flexibility on sewing. Keeping versatility in mind and catering to DIY projects such as upholstery, dresses, curtains, etc. Machines like this can perform a variety of stitch types. However, adaptability when it comes to accommodating fabric types won’t be so forgiving.
At ME.REKA we provide you with the experience of learning the fundamentals on sewing and fulfilling some of your DIY project wishlists. The machines offered are from a historic brand in sewing name Singer. The Singer model 1306 is a compact and sturdy machine ideal for beginners.
An overlocking machine also knows as a serger is specially design to join the edges of one or two pieces of fabric with an overcast or an overlock stitch and cut off the seam allowance as it sews. The overcast creates locks around the seam to ensure that fabric edges won’t unravel with a professional-looking finish.