Join In Our Get The Trend Workshops By Love Your Clothes

Charity Fashion Love has been and gone, and we’re sad to wave goodbye to another brilliant event celebrating the versatility, beauty and fun of pre-loved shopping.

Once again we were blown away by the speed and flair with which Stylist and CFL Founder, Emma recreated London Fashion Week looks, solely using items found in one Barnardo’s store. The buzz of event day and general excitement of everyone taking part, was infectious, and we hope you’ve all been inspired to make pre-loved your first love when it comes to to shopping for clothes!

The action isn’t over though, as we have been holding some free drop-in workshops with Barnardo’s, in three of their London stores. The workshops focus on different trends we’ve seen during London Fashion Week and are bound to help keep you up to date!

Come along to the final one this Saturday, for a chance to pick up some simple sewing and upcycling skills that will help you to transform items into catwalk-ready creations. With these new skills, some imagination and a dash of creativity, you’ll own clothes that are totally unique to you. Leave those awkward ‘same-dress at the party’ moments to someone else!

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Be sure to share with us, any upcycled items you created at the Brixton and Marylebone workshops over the last couple of weeks. We want to see those ‘out-there’ pieces created by Barley of Fabrications in Hackney and any denim dreams upcycled by Fashion Stylist and supercrafter-extraordinaire David Mumford.


At our final workshop, in Barnardo’s Crouch End on Saturday 11 March, you’ll get the opportunity to learn from our amazing super-crafter Barley. There will be loads of beautiful fabrics and fab haberdashery, handpicked from her treasure trove of goodies, to inspire the revamp of an item of clothing into something uniquely yours.

Drop in any time between 12:00 and 15:00.


Can’t make the final workshop? Don’t worry. There’s always loads going on in London; from sewing and upcycling workshops to swapping and swishing parties. Take your pick and get involved! Check out our website to see what’s on.

Be sure to tag us in any of your up-cycled creations from the workshops!

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