Sunday, June 24th: 11:00 – 4:00 pm (this event is advertised for Saturday in the 416 ArtKruze Brochure but we have had to move it to Sunday).
With the inception of Alpaca Tracks T(h)read Lightly, our vision has remained consistent with the goal of producing a long lasting product in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Our goal is to move people away from “fast fashion”, a mass produced highly disposable product.
Unfortunately, we have become a throw away society. That is changing! Second hand stores and repurposed clothing are becoming more and more popular as people are more conscientious about staying away from filling up landfills with disposable clothing. With this in mind, we are extending an invitation to you to come spend some time on our farm and to learn how to upcycle, recycle or simply repair your favourite pair of hand knit socks or sweater. After a simple repair, that special item could get a new lease on life.
In our hurried society, lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how. Traditionally, this skill was passed from generation to generation. By hosting a repair café, we are aiming to keep the wealth of traditional artisan practises and knowledge alive. After visiting our farm, you will have learned a new skill and the environment is all the better for it. You might even choose to pass your newly learned skill on to others. As environmentalists, Corinne and I want to kindle people’s enthusiasm to work towards developing a more sustainable society. Want to join us in T(h)reading lightly on Mother Earth? You can start by fixing the hole in your sock rather then throwing it out.
We invite you to come and learn how to mend your socks or fix a hem on your pants or your skirt, or maybe even sew on a button or two. There will be fixers here who will help you, teach you, and show you how to do it."
Calling all fixers! If you would like to volunteer a couple of hours to share your valuable skills, please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-258-0177.