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Upclycled Plastic Quilting Workshop

Regular price
280.00 AED
Regular price
320.00 AED
Sale price
280.00 AED

Objective of the workshop:

During this 2 hour in-person workshop, teens & adults will up-cycle discarded plastic packaging into modern artwork using traditional quilting patterns and embroidery techniques.

Yes4us 4-step approach:

Awareness:

There is a disconnect between plastic’s lifespan and the fact that it's considered disposable. Plastic bags can take over 450 years to disintegrate, and yet we treat them as single-use disposable waste – normally a material with a long lifespan is seen as an asset, why isn’t this the case with plastic?

Solution:

The goal is to switch mindsets - viewing plastic’s lifespan as a resource we can’t afford to waste. While we will have material available to choose from, we encourage you to bring in your own packaging to up-cycle! Heavy plastic bags are easiest to work with, but packaging from grocery items like pasta, nuts and crisps can often be used as well - be on the lookout for fun, colorful packaging to intercept on its way to the bin.

Impact:

  • Learn to be mindful of how we use our resources and what we send to landfills

Reward:

  • Learn a traditional appliqué sewing technique and create a unique artwork out of your waste

Duration: 2 hours for workshop

Workshops will be held in groups of 5-10 between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon. Weekend classes can be arranged for a group of 5 or more. We offer time flexibility for group bookings done at one go.

Locations: Hive Board-game Cafe at the Greens and Boon Coffee Roasters in Meadows Village. We can come to your place or office for a group workshop. Transportation cost on actual for distances more than 10 kms from the Greens. For group bookings, contact us at hifive@yes4us.org for more details.

 

 

yes4us commitment for the planet and youth:

1% of our sales will be donated across select Eco Clubs in UAE Schools. On top of that, we will plant a tree with our Partner Tree Nation for each order over 150 AED. Let's paint the world green with your eco shopping