RESTORATION LONDON is an independent organisation that focuses on sustainability within the clothing industry.
Our focus is on reusing, recycling and upcycling existing garments.
We hold workshops around London, encouraging participants to mend their favourite items of clothing instead of disposing them into landfill.
Our workshops aim to introduce ways of mending clothing through various textile methods in order to fix, deconstruct or customise to revive much loved pieces.
We aim to inspire people to learn new, invaluable skills and reconnect with textile techniques, encouraging creativity and mindfulness when it comes to your wardrobe.
All of our workshops are available for special events and large group bookings - visit our PRIVATE EVENTS section to request a private booking.
All of our workshops come with free tea, coffee and cake (including vegan options!)
Here at RESTORATION LONDON we encourage mending your clothing and therefore offer a 10% discount to those bringing in their own item of clothing to either fix or use as fabric during the workshop.
Founder Hannah Porter graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2015 and since worked in the fashion and textiles industry for established brands before starting her own company.
Trained in Knitwear, Hannah was awarded a traineeship programme by The British Fashion Council to work in industry for a year as part of their graduate scheme straight after graduating. Hannah also teaches the Introduction to Knitwear Design online short course at Central Saint Martins.
Having gained experience in fashion and realising the negative social and environmental impacts of the industry, Hannah then started thinking about ways of redesigning with a purpose in mind to reuse materials and regenerate pieces through skilled textile methods to contribute towards a zero waste economy which lead to RESTORATION LONDON.
Hannah wants to share the skills and knowledge she learnt during her studies and continue to create sustainable and re-purposed pieces in order to contribute towards a circular economy within the fashion & textile industry.