At 6pm, Thursday 13th August, emerging creatives, design students, and those looking to put their sewing skills to use are invited to join @miniswoosh for a LIVE Zoom workshop – inspired by one of Nike’s most sustainable shoes to date, the Nike Air VaporMax 2020 Flyknit. Armed with a sewing machine and Alex’s minimal waste downloadable pattern, participants will create their own unique streetwear garment and get inspiration from Alex on circular design principles and sustainable fashion.
Through her in-depth knowledge of circular design principles, Alex repurposes Nike products to create her designs, ranging from unique apparel items to bespoke furniture pieces, which she shares via her @miniswoosh IG account. Alex was also previously invited by the brand to reimagine the Nike AirMax for its 2017 Nike Vote Forward campaign, whilst simultaneously designing her latest collections for her label Studio ALCH.
The Nike Air VaporMax 2020 Flyknit is designed with a sustainability-first approach, putting into practice Nike’s circular design ethos, as part of the brand’s Move to Zero journey towards a zero carbon, zero waste future. It is Nike’s latest sustainable innovation, made from at least 50 percent recycled content by weight and featuring Nike’s first full-length VaporMax Air unit, made with about 75 percent recycled material.
Speaking ahead of the workshop, Alex said:
“Circular design is a core part of my practice. Even when I began my career as a designer, I reconstructed materials and old clothes around me into something new, yet functional. Circular design is not only a catalyst for creativity, but an important way to help protect the future of our planet.
“It’s so exciting to see Nike, which has access to the technology and resources to put into practice circular design processes and principles at a global scale, committing to sustainability with such ambition and innovative thinking, leading change for the wider industry.”
“This workshop will be a fun way to learn more about the process of creating sustainable design and give you an opportunity to put those skills into practice at home. I can’t wait to see all the upcycled garments from the participants at the end of the workshop!”
When: 6-6:30pm Thursday 13th August
Where: Live Zoom workshop – register here
More details: here
- Printer for downloadable pattern (A4 Paper)
- Sewing machine or needle/thread
- 1 x piece of fabric (i.e. vintage T-shirt, curtain, shoe dust bag etc.)
- Set of shoelaces
- Thin elastic (sewing elastic, 2x hair bands or rubber bands are all sufficient)
- Bias binding or ribbon