Workshop: Upcycling techniques on your own garmen

Every German adult owns on average 95 pieces of clothing (not counting underwear and socks), 40% of which she and he hardly ever wears. If you consider that just one pair of jeans consumes 7000 l of water to make and covers a distance of several 1000 km, you can already imagine the enormous waste of resources that this entails. But what can each individual do about it?

In our 3-hour workshop, you will learn various techniques to redesign and upgrade your clothes so that they no longer have to lie unworn in the closet. You decide which technique you want to use.

Clara Schmidt is a trained fashion designer from Berlin. For several years she has been supervising and leading sewing workshops with different topics for children and adults. Since this year she also works at a studio that repairs and reuses clothes sustainably.

What you should bring along:

  • You can either bring your own clothes or you can choose from our collection (against donation)
  • No previous knowledge required
  • Warm clothes, as the house is not heated

When: Saturday, October 10, 2020: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & Saturday, October 17, 2020: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Textile Workshop in the Haus der Materialisierung, Otto-Braun-Straße 70/72, 10178 Berlin: Access via Berolinastrasse / Mollstrasse, behind the “Werkstatt” from the Haus der Statistik (view site plan).

Course fee per day: 30 € / reduced 27 €.

Registration: By mail to projekte(at)

Reservation: By bank transfer of the course fee until Oktober 5, 2020 to: Kostümkollektiv e.V., IBAN: DE38 4306 0967 1213 2481 01 / reason for payment: „Upcycling WS 10“.