Course Update:

Putting the safety and wellbeing of our trainees first and with the current global threat of coronavirus we have decided to pause the course until indefinitely. We are currently finding new and innovative ways of working with our beneficiaries and will keep our website and social media channels updated with any developments. We will also keep reviewing the date of when this course will start up again and will post any news here once we have it.  

We will continue to raise funds for our organization by keeping our Clothing for Change brand trading by taking orders / custom order Etsy, Instagram and our Foundation for Change website.

Thanks so much and stay safe,

Bex 

Clothing for Change (CfC) is our newest course 

Sitting alongside our other educational courses, CfC is a five month vocational course for graduates of our programmes interested in learning the craft of sewing and garment making.

The course is split into three structured modules that enables participants to:

  • learning basic to intermediate sewing techniques
  • understand garment construction by drafting own sewing patterns.
  • create a selection of finished garments

The course runs for three full days each week at our studio in Camden. Participants will work towards an accredited OCN qualification and will leave with a portfolio of work and valuable workplace skills.

Download the course outline.

Our next course begins November 12th 2019 and runs until March 26th 2020 . To apply online, click on the application form below and press the submit button at the end of the form. You will need to refer to the person specification and we will require the equal opportunities form emailed to us. 

To download the application form - which can then be emailed - please click here


A therapeutic sewing project 

We bring the Foundation for Change approach into CfC, using the process of learning a craft as a way to further build healthy self-esteem.

Learning something new can teach us a great deal about ourselves if we are given the space to reflect on the process of learning. Are we getting frustrated by our inability to do something perfectly straight away? Do we think we should just jack it all in as we’ll never get our heads around it? The facilitators – both graduates of Psychology for Change – bring their knowledge of psychology and experience of encouraging self-reflection to CfC so that participants can become aware of their thought patterns and learn to gently work through them.

Working through challenging situations, connecting with others, learning a new craft, gaining a qualification and holding (and even wearing!) something you have made yourself provide a massive sense of accomplishment. These all provide evidence of competence and lead to positive shifts in identity that make being in the world that little bit easier.

Read Bex's blog to find out more about the project and how it came to be.