Sustainable knitwear designer Katie Jones will share a range of colourful eco-friendly designs at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, which opens this week.
Katie, who combines 'playful aesthetics with serious ethics' will showcase her range of handmade technicolour womenswear, homewares and accessories in the show's Make It Yourself (MIY) gallery. A brand-new collection will also be launched at the event.
“The exhibition will aim to inspire and demonstrate how you can approach sustainability in a fun and colourful way,” explains Katie. “Over-consumption is one of the biggest issues in sustainability. By crafting our own clothes, we can understand their true value and consume at a slower rate. Knowing how to knit and sew extends a garment's life as we are equipped to fix them, and we have more emotional attachment with handmade pieces, so we hold on to them longer which drastically reduces landfill. A big, really easy step to being more eco-conscious is just that – being conscious and actively being involved in our clothing.”
The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show runs at Olympia London from 28th February until 3rd March, with over 200 workshops and demonstrations, drop-in knitting and crochet sessions and textile galleries featuring work by prominent artists. There will also be a gallery of rare knitwear pieces by Dame Zandra Rhodes, and a show theatre featuring bite-sized demonstrations and competitions. Go to www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/spring or call +44 (0)844 581 1319 for tickets.