27th April

Estate of the Arts

Bristol — 12 till 6

It’s Fashion Revolution Week!

So myself at oB along with Phoebe and Isobel behind Project Pico are hosting a themed open studio in partnership with the Fashion Revolution Campaign, who’s mission is to demand more transparency in the fashion industry, highlight it’s devastating effects and celebrate sharing the ways we can create more ethical changes through the processes of producing, creating, caring and interacting with clothes, read more into their manifesto!

We will have our studio and workshop doors open throughout the day and offer insights into our own experiences within fashion and what it’s like running a small ethical business.

We will also be running a mending circle, in which you can bring a broken garment and learn the skills to repair it yourself, a collective felting workshop where we will be getting hands on in the yard as we felt together and end the day with a Q&A open discussion about our own practices within the more ethical side of the fashion industry and talk on the subject of Fashion Revolution’s statement question “Who made my clothes?”

It’s also open studio day for all the many talented artists and makers at Estate of the Arts studios, there are more workshops, Q&A’s, a live auction, music, food a bar! Activities happening throughout the day 12-6.

Check out the full event and workshop times.



Estate of the Arts, 6 South Liberty Lane, Bristol, BS32SG - across the road from Redpoint Climbing

OB WEAR & Project Pico 1-2pm, FREE
Learn the techniques to repair your damaged clothing and to give your wardrobe a new lease of life! Bring along a damaged garment and learn the skills to repair it yourself! Materials, including yarns, threads, scrap fabrics for patches and tools will be provided though welcome to bring any of your own. Learning how to darn jumpers, patch up jeans and simple repairing and clothing care techniques you can take home.

Inkling Print Studio, Drop in, £4.50
Have a go at pulling your own print through the silk screen with one of our artists designs, at the same time as reviving one of your old tee shirts, bags or fabrics! Plain tote bags also available for £2.

OB WEAR & Project Pico, 4:00 - 5:00, FREE
Collective carding and felting. Lots of fleece and lots of fun!

MAKE YOUR OWN MENSTRUAL PAD by Erin Macairt, Land of Erin Studio, 12-2:30, £25
Learn how to make your own reusable menstrual pad and take home a custom pattern to make more. An eco alternative to disposable menstrual products. All materials provided. Spaces limited, please e-mail to book on

Q & A with COLLINGWOOD CYMBALS, 4:30 - 5:00

An insight into the craft of hand hammered and lathed cymbals from one of only two cymbalsmiths in the UK, EOTA tenant Dave Collingwood.

OB WEAR & Project Pico, 5:30 - 6:00:
As part of Fashion Revolution Week, Estate of the Arts tenants, clothing maker Milly of OB WEAR and Phoebe co-founder of ethical intimates label, Project Pico will host a Q&A discussion on their works and processes within the ethical fashion movement, native fibres and the developments in the British fibre industry and the wider problems, effects and challenges the fashion industry faces. During their talk, they will explore ways we can create ethical change through our wardrobe and campaigns such as "Who made my clothes?".