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Learn from Grandma

My grandma used to make all her own clothes and was probably one of the most frugal people I know. 

There are a whole host of grandmas all around the Netherlands who I am sure would love to share their knowledge, experience and craftsmanship with young fashion students. 

It reminds me of this - https://www.mamieetmoi.com/en/

and the repair cafes in Vienna where you can bring an object you need repairing and skilled retired people repair them for a donation

Can we include this in the fashion education in the Netherlands?

 

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Ana Ramos
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  • How nice!,
    there's a similar project in Portugal: "Grandma Came to Work is an intergenerational creative hub, were social and emotional bonds are knitted in the local community and where elderly people can be themselves." http://www.fermenta.org/index.php/our-work/projects/
    and indeed, with could make an interesting link with students to learn traditional crafts, hand sewing techniques, the art of mending and nurturing clothes

    Kate Rushton
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  • This is a super interesting project, Ana! I think it would establish a connection between the generations and keep traditions alive.