02/20/2011 “Behind the Seams” with TRAID

If we are all creative beings meant to inspire… then TRAID (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development) has given me enough inspiration to drop my ‘day job’ & upcycle my way to the galaxy and beyond. YES..they ARE that amazing..

While eagerly scavenging the charity shops in London, I came across one of TRAID’s “Behind the Seams” events where you could purchase anything in their store for 1£ and remake it right there. With the help of Lyla, Head of Education (shown below), I made a tie skirt for 3£s in 1 hour.

They also have a newsletter called, “Behind the Seams” which is the cleverest of terms and to which when I use, can stake no claim in creating.  Many thanks to Fizz & Paula Kirkwood for letting me visit them in their TRAIDremade studio in Brighton, UK.  I still have my zipper broach & hound’s tooth coat bag!

Please become as obsessed with them as I am:  http://www.traid.org.uk/how.html