Roscommon Women’s Network are currently piloting a Textile Upcycling Training Project. As part of RWN’s Environmental Strategy, we are hoping to reduce the unsold textile waste that is generated by our charity shop by upcycling these textile items into different products for sale!
Textile Upcycling Training
We are already a few sessions into the training and the 10 volunteer participants are mastering new sewing, pattern making and cutting skills as well as learning about the impact that textile waste has on the environment with our excellent trainer Michelle Fallon. Galway and Roscommon ETB (GRETB)and Roscommon County Council through Local Agenda 21 Partnership Fund and Creative Ireland, are funding the Pilot Project. We are thrilled to have also developed a mentoring relationship with the Rediscovery Centre Dublin to trial this new and innovative community project.
Tour of the Rediscovery Centre
The Textile Upcycling Project is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. Further information from creative.ireland.ie and ireland.ie