Sustainable Fashion Clubs/Jan 2019


These practical, hands-on, fun-packed sessions will teach you how to develop your own unique dress sense, become responsible consumers and how to design and make clothes and accessories whilst being mindful of the environment. We are lucky to have the support of leading fashion brands and will experiment with their kindly donated industry waste materials of highest quality. We will dive into the world of mending, altering and thrifting, learn about the life cycle of clothes, become socially conscious influencers and find out about new technologies aimed at reducing the impact of fashion on the environment. Priority is given to pupils wishing to complete their Duke of Edinburgh ‘skills’ (from age 12+ yrs) who can then also continue to join us for their ‘volunteering’ (from age 14+ yrs). But we also welcome younger (from age 8+yrs) and older fashionistas (no age restriction!) with a keen interest to learn and become creative!




Who is this for?

Young people (8-18years) with priority given to a) teenagers wanting to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Skills award who can then also apply to continue with volunteering or b) pupils taking GCSE/A-levels in textiles, art & design or fashion.  Suitable for all skills levels.

Dates and Times


  • 4.45-6.45pm


  • 4.45-6.45pm


London School of Mosaic
Ludham Basement
NW5 4SF, London

How to get there

Tube: Belsize Park (Northern Line) • 10 min walk
Overground: Gospel Oak • 5 min walk
Buses: C11 (Southampton Road/Agincourt Road) • 24 & 46 (Mansfield Road) • 168 (Royal Free Hospital)

Street access to our studios is from Mansfield Road. There is no access from Southhampton Road. At Waxham Estate please go down the slope with parking space. Our entrance is straight ahead adjacent to other garages.

Start dates:

  • 22nd/23rd January for  10 weeks.
  • No classes during February half-term (week starting 18th February))


  • 10 weekly sessions – £150 (£15/session)
  • Costs include basic materials and use of all equipment needed (sewing machines etc)

What will you learn?

  • how to approach fashion from ‘cradle to cradle’ in a sustainable and ethical way
  • learn how to buy, design, make, alter,  look after and dispose of your fashion items in a conscious way
  • how to use the sewing machines and basic tailoring skills

What is included?

  • We are working with industry waste materials such as fabrics, trimmings, leather etc. mainly donated to our charity by leading fashion houses such as Ted Baker, Orlebar Brown, Anya Hindmarch etc. Students are also encouraged to revamp their existing wardrobe and can bring your own
  • we will supply intensive tuition and all the tools needed such as sewing machines, scissors, measuring tools etc

Any concessions or offers

  • We are reserving a limited number per class to offer bursaries to students in special circumstances


What people Say

“I can’t think of a better place to learn sewing than here. Friendly and great teachers who can cover from complete beginners to advanced dressmaking. The classmates are also very friendly. I have never touched a sewing machine before I started last year, and now I am making clothes & costumes for myself and my son!” (Yen, student for 2 years) “I’ve been going to Little Hands for a few years now – I’m part of the furniture there! What I love about it is that I can create whatever I want, it’s the only place I have found that doesn’t dictate what you are making. The teachers know their stuff – they’re extremely knowledgeable & have helped me from potential fashion disasters! I have got several comments from the dresses I have made and  love wearing my creations! Little Hands is brilliant! They have loads of materials to choose from including ones from Ted Baker at a very reasonable price. ” (Hollie – Student for 3 ½ years)

Additional information

Start date / duration

22nd Jan Tues 4.45-6.45pm for 10 weeks £150.-, 23rd Jan Wednesdays 4.45-6.45pm for 10 weeks £150.-




London School of Mosaic; Ludham Basement (access via Mansfield Road), London NW5 4SF