Design and Make Fair - Up-cycling Workshop
Key Highlight of Singapore Design Week 2016


Up-cycling Workshop

Organised by Clothes Call, participants will get various ways to re-purpose unwanted clothes. There are 2 workshop to choose from.

Workshop 1: T-shirt deconstruction into yarn & upcycling, learning how to weave knot and knit using old t-shirt fabric. Make a coaster, cup warmer, wristlet or more!

Workshop 2: An old t-shirt into a multi-way infinity-scarf/snoodie/shopping bag/drawstring-bag

Date: 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th March


12th March (Workshop 1): 15:00hr - 16:30hr (1.5 hours)

13th March (Workshop 2): 15:00hr - 15:30hr (0.5 hours)

19th March (Workshop 1): 15:00hr - 16:30hr (1.5 hours)

20th March (Workshop 2): 15:00hr - 15:30hr (0.5 hours)

Venue: National Design Centre, Lvl 2 Training Rooms
Number of participants for the workshop: 10 pax

Clothes Call

Clothes Call is a youth-led environmental campaign that promotes clothes re-purposing as a solution to reduce textile and leather waste in Singapore. We define clothes re-purposing to be an act of giving unwanted clothes a new purpose. This entails reusing unwanted clothes through modifications, and recycling. Clothes Call aims to encourage and educate everyone in our community to practise environmental consciousness when handling their unwanted clothes.

In the National Waste Statistics reported by NEA, we found that 156,600 tonnes of textiles/leather waste were generated in Singapore in 2013 alone. However, only a mere 10% was recycled. As our nation is currently facing the problem of waste saturation and limited landfill for disposal, we see Clothes Call as a ground-up movement in diverting the textile tide away from landfills via the advocacy of clothes re-purposing.

Through the various engagements on our social media platforms and a series of offline events, Clothes Call hopes that you will be greatly encouraged to adopt clothes repurposing as a lifestyle choice, and work together as a community to reduce textile and leather waste in Singapore.

“Design and Make” Fair at the National Design Centre

From 8 to 20 March, the National Design Centre (NDC) will host the inaugural “Design and Make” Fair, a key highlight of Singapore Design Week 2016, organised by the DesignSingapore Council. The Fair will feature over 30 Singapore designers, craftsmen and artisans under one roof. Visitors to the NDC will get a chance to discover and buy a wide variety of ‘Designed in Singapore’ and ‘Made in Singapore’ products. They will also be able to try their hands at activities such as soap-crafting, glass-painting, leather-crafting and ceramic doll-making.

The “Design and Make” Fair aims to introduce the public to the growing and lively community of designers and makers in Singapore, many of whom are small business entrepreneurs who are producing delightful creations. The Fair also hopes to give everyone an opportunity to learn the basics of the creative making process, and how design is embedded in everyday living.

  • The event description was updated. Diff#151808 2016-02-29 06:16:11
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Mar 12 - Mar 20, 2016
[ Sat ] - [ Sun ]
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM SGT
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National Design Centre
12th March: 3pm - 4.30pm FULL
13th March: 3pm - 4.30pm FULL
19th March: 3pm - 4.30pm FULL
20th March: 3pm - 4.30pm FULL
Venue Address
111 Middle Rd, 188969 Singapore
Design and Make Fair