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Initiated by independent cultural and social enterprise, Post-Museum, and co-organised by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), the third edition of the Renew Earth Sweat Shop sought to bring awareness to the growing issue of fashion waste.

As part of a seven-week Special Term module, students from NAFA researched, designed and presented sustainable solutions for the fashion industry—which culminated in a public showcase at library@harbourfront from 22 to 24 July 2022.

The students led interactive upcycling workshops to engage the public by bringing together fashion, art and environmental sustainability. Utilising fashion waste such as discarded clothing and fabric scraps, participants were guided by the students to craft wearable accessories and decorative art.

Click here to view snippets of the project.


Exhibition at Library@Harbourfront

The students who participated in the project and community engagement at Library@Harbourfront.

Upcycling workshop conducted by the students at Library@Harbourfront

Participants of the workshop braiding cut denim strips in preparation to make a container

Upcycling workshop conducted by the students at Library@Harbourfront

Upcycling workshop conducted by the students at Library@Harbourfront

Creating a container using braided denim strips

Consultation and discussion session

A dog's bed by Chika Orshi Hermawan, Diploma in Fashion Design

Prototyping and production of products

An apron made of different denim pieces

Ideation and design, prototyping of samples for possible products

Participant learning to use the sewing machine

A hanging planter holder by Elizabeth Wong Xi En, Diploma in Art Teaching

A bag made from a pair of denim jeans by a workshop participant

A sling bag by Nur Hazwani binte Mohamed Idris, Diploma in Fashion Design

Exhibition at Library@Harbourfront