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Oxford ReFashion Event

March 3rd, 2016

imageThe award-winning ReFashion event takes place at Oxford Town Hall on Thursday 10th March 2016, 12pm-6pm.

There will be a catwalk show featuring students and charity shops, ‘swishing’, opportunities to transform garments into something new and give old items a new lease of life. There’ll also be a chance to buy upcycled textile crafts or take part in free upcycling or mending demonstrations. Refreshments will be provided by Donnington Doorstep.

Stallholders at this year’s event:
Sue Hazell Sewing School – mending and alterations
Daydream Days – soft furnishings and handcrafted gifts
Waterstones – craft and sewing books
Oxfam – secondhand and vintage clothes and items
Helen and Douglas House – second hand and vintage clothes and items
Orinoco – the Oxfordshire scrapstore demonstrating textile upcycling and reuse
Fusion Arts – community art projects and workshops
City of Oxford College – fashion students
Vintage Patch – unique iron on patches made from reclaimed materials
Mme B Boutique – bespoke vintage wedding accessories
The Nappy Shed – promoting the use of cotton nappies
Naomi Driscoll
Miss Foxglove – handmade accessories
Sew and Sew
Moo and Meow
Streets Revolution
Gardens in Time
Lucy Loves
Cassiopeia Knits – hand knitted and crocheted accessories
Westbrook Knits – recycling and reinventing woolly accessories
Shira Rachel Fisher
Trading for Development
Jessica Graham Millinery
May Tree Jewellery

ReFashion is part of Oxford Fashion Week.

For more information about ReFashion or to find out how to get involved email


Refashion: recycle, upcycle or gift your old clothes

July 20th, 2013

Refashion is back! On Saturday 16 November, Sustainable Witney and WODC (among many other groups) will be hosting this year’s event in Witney.

Refashion is a celebration of all the ways you can do something better with your clothes than just throw them away: previous years have had swishing events (swapping clothes) supported by a pool of really good-quality clothes from local charity shops; repair and upcycling workshops, for making your old and maybe tatty items of clothing live again; and a presence from the charity shops, rag banks, a bra bank etc. if you just want to get rid!

Last year’s Refashion was amazing fun and incredibly successful, with attendance rivalling that of similar events in nearby cities that we won’t deign to name…. There’ll be more details on the site closer to the time, but put it in your diary now!