'Totes Serious' by Nicole Schwarzer
Part of Sydney Craft Week.
Address: 53 Ridge Street North Sydney 2060
Date: 26 September - 19 October
In the same way as the ethical fashion world is starting to ask - who made my clothes? - Nicole Robins asks - who made my bag? In the aftermath of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh in 2013, the Fashion Revolution movement has campaigned for systemic reform of the fashion industry with a focus on the need for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. Consumers have more power than they think when it comes to helping artisans and craftspeople to earn a reasonable living from their work.
A workshop, Totes Playful is being offered during Sydney Craft Week to accompany the Totes Serious exhibition.
Bring an old Tote or basket bag you would like to upcycle or decorate and learn some new basketry skills at the same time. Basket maker Nicole Robins will teach some basketry and braiding techniques which can be used to replace old handles or add a colourful new dimension to bags and jewellery.
This exhibition will be on display at Bridget Kennedy Project Space from 26th September to the 19th October. Gallery hours are 11-5, Wednesday - Saturday. The Totes Playful workshop will take place Saturday October 12th. Details and bookings at: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=512013&