The monthly event gathers people around making and repairing in front of shopping malls, shopping streets. The defiant action appropriates a space with camping camp chairs, cushions, poufs, banners, flags, flyers. The sense of togetherness is enhanced by the free exchange of skills between hobbyists, passionate, and curious. The sewing, knitting, crochet, mending offer a direct alternative to the act of consumption. Moreover the techniques, gestures reopen to the folklore. The learning animates younger with older, the public with the intimate, and produces empowerment, self-satisfaction, joy.
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They are a subgroup of Extinction Rebellion, an international movement using nonviolent civil disobedience action. They ask the governments, to tell the truth, to act now for the ecosystem emergency. Extinction Rebellion Fashion Action has worked and studied within various facets of the fashion industry. They seek to reclaim the power of fashion to address the crisis we are in.
Do it yourself
Do it together
We Made Together experienced a first performative experience with mending, interacting with people about clothes, and teaching mending in the street.
After a first action against the Black Friday, Extinction Rebellion Fashion Action Netherland looked for empowerment alternatives. We initiated the first Guerrilla with a community of Extinction Rebellion Netherland. Since many local group organized their Guerrilla Repair.
Where was the
September 2021, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
August 2021, in Lutkemeer en Ookmeer, The Netherlands
July 2021, North park, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
April 2021, place de la Répunlique, in Paris, France
April 2021, Arndale Centre, in Manchester, United Kingdom
November 2020, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
September 2020, Damrak , in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
July 2020, Damrak 57, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 2020, in Amsterdam, Brussels and London synchronised
January 2020, Central Station, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
December 2019, Hoog Catherijna, inUtrecht, The Netherlands