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Nau Summer Workshop Series: Sustainability Beyond The Shopping Cart

July 31, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Nau Renewal Workshop

Join Nau and The Renewal Workshop for this 3-Part Workshop Series on Sustainability Beyond the Shopping Cart. Learn how to sustainably extend the life of your garments, create a transitional capsule collection, and upcycle your garments into something “new”.

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Workshop 1 – Extending the Life: Care and Repair

Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
LocationNau Portland Store


You’re spending the time to make well-considered, sustainable apparel purchases. But how do you ensure long lives for those pieces? How do you implement responsible washing/drying care? In this workshop, we’ll go over basic clothing care that saves water and energy, as well as your wardrobe. You’ll learn how to rejuvenate the waterproofing on your outerwear with the least harm to the environment. We’ll show you quick repairs you can do at home, and let you know when it’s worth warrantying an item, or when that favorite jacket is simply past its practical lifetime. Finally, we’ll go over some legitimate donation and recycling opportunities so you can feel confident your clothing isn’t ending up in the landfill.

Workshop 2 – Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
LocationNau Portland Store


One of the most important contributions of sustainable fashion is the opportunity for you to invest in fewer, better-quality pieces that last longer and transcend trends. The result is a minimalist wardrobe that feels good every time you look into your uncluttered closet. In this workshop, sustainable fashion stylist Jess Carpenter @jesswithless will show you how to assemble your own sustainable capsule collection to transition from Summer into Fall, complete with accessories and footwear. We’ll supply you with a recycled notebook to jot down all the tips and provide you with an in-event special flash sale to kick off your wardrobe with a fresh key style.

Workshop 3 – New Beginnings: Upcycling Project

Date: Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
LocationNau Portland Store


So you do your best to wear your pieces as long as they will last before recycling them. But what if you took it a step further and upcycled it into something “new” again? In this session, The Renewal Workshop will walk you through an upcycling project that turns an old garment into something new. Don’t have one that’s ready for the upcycle? No problem, we’ve got some for you to work with, and we’ll also supply you with all the materials you’ll need to complete your project.


July 31, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Nau Portland Store
304 NW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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