Growing Fashion & Mending Our Ways (Sustainability Series #2)

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The Causerie

154 Victoria Street South

#Suite 2

Kitchener, ON N2G 2B5

Canada

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We're very excited to announce the second installment in our new monthly Sustainability Series! We'll be examining local insights and initiatives with our usual opportunities for small-group discussion and practical takeaways as we learn about different angles on sustainability.

Sustainability in what we wear is an important topic. How are the fibers grown that we make into fabric? What are our options for local & sustainable fibers and fabric creation? What the effects of our choices personally, locally, and globally?

Join us for a small-group discussion to learn about the awesome fibers available locally and how to make more sustainable clothing choices.

As well, we'll provide a hands-on visible mending workshop (boro-influenced) that will go over some basic techniques which will let you renew some of your own old favorite pieces of clothing.

We will provide coffee, tea, and refreshments for this event.
Vegan & gluten-free options always available.

Tickets are $25 for the speaker, discussion, and visible mending workshop.
(Causerie members entitled to free events pay $10 for cost of materials)
*No one turned away due to lack of funds or credit card; please contact maritcollective@gmail.com to pay cash at the door, or pay-what-you-can and sponsored ticket options.*

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:
Caitlin Heilig from Fleece to Fabric is a true fiber geek and a local & sustainable clothing advocate. She connects conscientious craftspeople with local and ethically-sourced materials. Deeply knowledgable about knitting, spinning, felting, sewing, and various ways of creating & maintaining textiles and clothes, Caitlin has a wide range of information on making more sustainable choices in how we clothe ourselves. Find out more at http://www.fleecetofabric.ca

ABOUT US:
Marit Collective is a social organization that encourages a culture of depth and thoughtfulness through exploring personal insight and human connection. We create space for respectful discussion and consciousness-raising within our own groups and community, working at the personal level to foster more empathy and awareness of each other. We believe that individual shifts in understanding can lead to larger societal evolution in an increasingly polarized world.

Our new home, the Causerie, is a place to listen, learn, and connect across perspectives. With this space, we are working to build a community centered around thoughtful discussion & deeper consideration of complex issues through sharing ideas and personal points-of-view. Read more about us here: https://communityedition.ca/cozying-up-to-the-causerie-marit-collectives-new-conversational-space/

Marit Collective focuses on creating spaces for thoughtful discussion that allows us to listen, learn, and connect across perspectives. We expect all attendees to engage respectfully with the topics and with each other but our events cannot be considered “safe spaces”. We are committed to inclusion, understanding, and making sure everyone present has a chance to contribute their thoughts (if desired).

INFO ON LOCATION/ACCESSIBILITY/GETTING HERE:

The Causerie is situated in an historical building in downtown Kitchener and as such it has some limitations. There are two steps into the front entrance and five steps inside up into the large event room. There are two gender-unspecified bathrooms and there are no steps to get to them inside the space. The bathrooms have no accessibility devices installed.

This is a scent-free event. Please refrain from using scented colognes, perfumes, hair products or soaps.

For general comfort & cleanliness at the Causerie, we ask visitors to take off their outdoor shoes & bring slippers or clean shoes to wear inside. There is a basket of slippers by the front door that visitors can borrow from as well!


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Are you a member of the Causerie? Use the following codes to access your discounted event. PLEASE NOTE you must bring your member card with you to the event to verify your identity. Member cards are not transferable though you may be able to bring a friend.

Tier 2 & 3 members: Please use the $10 "materials fee" ticket option in lieu of your FREE event.
Tier 1 members: Use code 'MEMBER' to access your 20% member discount!

Not a member? Join as a member within 24 hours of attending this event, and your ticket price will be counted towards the price of your membership - ask us for details (or email maritcollective@gmail.com)!

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The Causerie

154 Victoria Street South

#Suite 2

Kitchener, ON N2G 2B5

Canada

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Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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