What We Wear, 10/25
What We Wear, 10/25
with Geana Sieburger
Wednesday October 25th, 7-9
Limit 16 students
Have you ever stood in front of your closet, frustrated with the feeling of not having anything to wear when you obviously have plenty to choose from? Or been disappointed by a laundry disaster? This workshop is part self-exploration, part skill-building. The end goal? To build better, more meaningful wardrobes and make them last a very long time. In this workshop, participants become confident caretakers of their wardrobes, and begin to see the larger picture of how their habits impact the world we share.
A beautiful zine and workbook, Long Live Cloth, will guide the workshop first through questions designed to help us take a deeper look at our relationships to fashion. Then we’ll learn the differences between cotton, linen, wool, silk and human-made fibers. Last, we’ll learn and share the best laundry tips to extend the life of your entire wardrobe. The zine and knowledge (that will change your approach to fashion forever) are yours to keep!
Geana Sieburger grew up in Southern Brazil in the 80’s, a place and time where bakeries and their bakers could be found every few blocks and skilled seamstresses sewed a good portion of people’s everyday wardrobes. Communities supported themselves, and Geana believes there’s a lot to learn from that. Inspired by the trendsetting women in her family and her grandmother who was one of the most sought-after seamstresses in town, she worked within the textile industry for 7 years before starting her own design studio. She founded GDS Cloth Goods, a design and production studio in Uptown Oakland, to provide ethical and sustainable alternatives to people who appreciate great design. By creating goods and facilitating workshops at the intersection of design, sustainability and community, it's her mission to pass on lost common knowledge just as much as it is to purvey the goods she creates with precision and skill. Learn more about Geana, follow her studio HERE and Ebb Filter HERE or follow her @gdsclothgoods and @ebbfilter. (Portrait by rosey lakos)