An exciting week focusing on sustainable fashion through creative textile arts
Join us for an educational and interactive week long day camp for kids ages 8-12! Through hands-on activities, games, and mini-lessons, campers will discover what goes on to make the clothing we wear, create textile art using traditional techniques, and learn to be fashion activists in their communities and beyond.
We have partnered with Canada's premier sustainable fashion organisation, Fashion Takes Action, and will incorporate their educational workshop program, 'My Clothes My World', which looks at social and environmental issues through a fashion lens. Each day, the camp will have activities that pertain to a specific theme, including the life cycle of our clothing, environmental pollution, garment workers, and recycling and upcycling. We will discuss these topics through journaling prompts, role-playing games and mini lessons to discover a garment’s journey around the world and the role that clothing plays in our lives.
Our goal is also to foster an appreciation for textiles with creative and artistic activities that will give kids an opportunity to learn from and feel empowered by the process of making something with their hands. From natural dyeing with plants and food waste to upcycling old garments into something new, there is much to learn about the work that goes into what we wear and why it's important to care for what we own.
See below for an example of a typical day with us:
Haagweg 4 2311AA Leiden
Date & Time
July 19th-24th, 2021 9:00-15:00
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss an individual payment plan.
Fashion Takes Action Lesson: Campers learn about the toxins, pollution and natural resources used within the fashion supply chain through short videos and group activities. Natural alternatives & ideas will be discussed.
Bundle Dyeing Activity: Campers learn about which flowers and plants create colourful pigments, and create their very own bundle-dyed fabric or clothing item.
Lunch Break & Free Time
Campers learn about the steps and chemistry in natural dyeing (using food waste like avocado pits and onion skins) and try their hand at traditional tie-dyeing techniques with food waste.
Wrap up & End of Day
* This is an example of what a typical camp day will look like. Activities may change slightly, and timing won’t be so rigid. The main goal is to have fun - it is camp after all! So if campers need a longer break, or want to spend a bit more time on games, we will go with the flow!
About the Team
We are Alice and Caitie, creators of Adore! Textile Arts. We are artists, educators and FTA facilitators, excited to share the world of textiles, art and sustainable fashion with kids!
Alice is a multidisciplinary artist and educator in the field of textiles. With a background in sociocultural anthropology, her experience ranges from ethnography to teaching workshops in quilting and natural dyeing. She has worked at camps, taught English privately and in a classroom setting, and also volunteered at a centre for children with developmental disorders. She is currently based in The Netherlands.
Caitie is a fashion studies enthusiast, educator and entrepreneur with experience in UX design, marketing and jewellery upcycling. She has worked on various projects in the field of sustainability but has focused specifically on fashion for many years. Caitie is passionate about teaching and has led jewellery workshops for youth and adults, My Clothes My World lessons in classrooms, and has worked as an English educator for Preschool aged children to high schoolers across Germany.
What’s included: All materials and supplies for the camp will be provided. Lunch, snacks, and drinks are also included! If your child has dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know ahead of time.
Cancellation Policy: If we must cancel the event due to changes in restrictions surrounding Covid-19, you will get a 100% refund. If you must cancel for personal reasons, we ask that you try to do so before July 5th. Any cancellation after this date is subject to a 50% refund.
Covid Regulations: We will proceed with the camp if government officials allow, and will take all precautions necessary, ensuring proper safety and hygiene protocols. We ask that campers stay home if they are showing any signs of illness.
Contact us! Feel free to send us an e-mail if you have any questions.