I am happy to take repair commissions for visible and invisible mending. Each mend is customised to suit your clothes, style and of course, the damage. Email me with images of your item for repair to discuss options and pricing. I am located in Melbourne, Australia. See more of my work on Instagram @karhina_textileart
Repairing the clothes your already own enables you to express creativity and individuality whilst reducing your impact on the environment! Mending clothes is a way to start addressing the 6,000 kilograms of used but still wearable clothing going into Australian landfill every 10 minutes. By holding on to your clothes for at least 9 months longer reduces the water, waste and carbon footprint by up to 30%.
We need to buy less, buy better and keep asking questions about the realities behind what we’re purchasing. We need to love the clothes we already own more & work harder to make them last. Mending is a great life skill which can save you money, save your clothes and reduce your impact on the environment! If you would like to learn how to mend your own clothes please visit my workshops page for the latest session.
I have also put up some videos on YouTube to show how to
And here is a great video from the ABC with Renae Coles, who is part of a global online movement of menders, shows you how you can get started on your mending practice, using traditional and new techniques, like darning and needle felting.