The Clothmakers


The Clothmakers

I want to build a community of local people around textile production, where everyone can enrich from each other’s skills, knowledge and enthusiasm.

This community will address the following aims:

  • Bridge the generational gap around craft making.
  • Map and value local resources available for textile producers.
  • Learn about and promote intangible heritage in Sussex regarding textile culture.
  • Contribute to the vision of a sustainable future amongst the wider community of Brighton and Hove by exploring a model of local and circular economy.

We would achieve these aims by, for instance, bringing together in workshops and gatherings teenagers looking for apprenticeships with elders who treasure traditional techniques but lack strategies to channel their legacy into the wider community.

If you want to know more about this project please contact Maria Eva.