Event | Rewear and Repair

The most sustainable garments are already hanging in your closet! Is there a hole in your favourite jeans? Or a stain on your nicest shirt? Maybe you want to breathe new life into something you’ve had for a long time? Discover their potential when they are upcycled or mended by the most talented designers. 


On November 25 and 26 from 10:00 – 17:00, the Fashion for Good Museum will offer free entrance and we’re hosting a REPAIR AND REWEAR mending station, where clothing can be repaired or upcycled for free! Get inspired by upcycle artist Valentine Tinchant and tailor Atilla Cerrahi’, who will give your pre-loved items a second life.




At a time of year when overconsumption is encouraged by many fast fashion brands, our reminder today and every day is to take a moment to pause before making a purchase, and remind ourselves that there’s nothing more sustainable than taking care of and wearing what we already have in our closets! Before discarding your fashion garment or an item that’s damaged, try to repair and mend it — give your clothes a second life and embrace imperfections! Our experience? It will become the showpiece of your wardrobe.

In collaboration with Gemeente Amsterdam, New Order of Fashion and Stadspas, on November 25 and 26 from 10:00-17:00, you will be able to bring an item that you want to upcycle or repair to the Fashion for Good Museum (Rokin 102, Amsterdam). Upcycle artist Valentine Tinchant and tailor Atilla Cerrahi from de Stadspas network, will repurpose your pre-loved items into new creations.

On November 25th and 26th we offer a free entrance to learn about the past, present and future of sustainable fashion and discover brands and innovations who are making sustainable fashion a reality.

You are also welcome to donate your unworn items at the Fashion for Good Museum where we collect textiles in the City Textile Cart from the Gemeente Amsterdam.

Types of repair or alterations possible

  • Tears, rips and holes 
  • Patch working  
  • Hemming 
  • Embroidery
  • Alterations 
  • Buttons 


Please be mindful of the time, creativity and skills of the designers since they are taking care of your clothes, therefore limited spots are available. Most repairs and creations will be able to be on-the-spot (30 min). Alterations will be either machine based or hand-stitched depending on what  is required. 

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