Come and meet textile creators who will design and make textile garments and accessories before your very eyes in this collective overcycling workshop presented by Concertation Montréal (CMTL) and its Communauté de pratique textile et habillement, from September 19 to 21, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., at the Alexis-Nihon shopping center.
Explore our ephemeral mini-manufactory and get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative and manufacturing work of local brands committed to the circular economy. In response to the challenges of mass production and consumption, these entrepreneurs have chosen to prioritize overcycling, in order to reduce the impact of their activities and products. Rather than throwing away or recycling textile waste, these committed enthusiasts reuse the material to create new products. Today, they're here to talk to you about local know-how and present their creations:
Would you like to get hands-on with textiles and see how an accessory made from recycled materials takes shape? We look forward to seeing you at lunchtime, from Tuesday to Thursday, to take part in one of our free activities, accompanied by our designers. We also invite you to bring the clothes you no longer wear to donate to Le Chaînon boutique, which will be hosting an on-site sorting station for the three days.
Several organizations committed to the sector's ecological transition will be joining us to bring you information in the form of games and collective work:
Together, we can initiate a change towards production and consumption that is more respectful of the environment and society.
*Our team will welcome you on the first floor of the Alexis Nihon shopping center (next to La Vie en Rose), at 1500 Atwater Avenue, from September 19 to 21, between 10am and 6pm.
To get there, we encourage you to take active or public transportation. The mall is accessible by metro from Atwater station on the green line. You can also take one of the many STM lines: 24, 63, 90, 104, 138, 144, 356 and 360. For your bicycles, a rack is available on level P1 of the parking lot. There's also a Bixi station at the De Maisonneuve Ouest/Atwater intersection.
This activity is presented by Concertation Montréal (CMTL) and its Communauté de pratique textile et habillement, partner of the circularity component of Montréal Fashion Week 2023. To learn more, visit the page on the Concertation Montréal website. If you have any questions about the collective workshop, please contact Janie-Claude Viens, CMTL's ecological transition development officer, by e-mail at email@example.com.