T-shirt Fest in Tijuana

2019/05/06

Hosted by NettNett Frau Fiber took the Sewing Rebellion: the t-shirt is the problem  to the 2nd annual T-shirt Fest.  Participants were invited to make rope, and other objects (developed by Cal State LA Fashion, Fiber and Materials students) using the t-shirt as the raw materials.

 

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Soup, Solidarity and the Sewing Rebellion @ MOLAA

2019/04/25

Join Frau Fiber in celebrating international workers at MOLAA

Race to the bottom

2018/10/24

Sewing Rebellion, economic tactic for change of the fast fashion apparel system, and educational arm of the Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms.

The t-shirt is the problem: the race to the bottom

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According to the United States Trade Office, 83% percent of Honduran textiles exported to the United States, making Honduras the United States number one supplier of cotton T-shirts.  Honduras’ goals for the textile sector, includes increasing annual exports to United States by $7.4 billion and adding 200,000 low paying jobs, comprising nearly 260 companies operating in 16 industrial parks. Honduras’ goal is to surpass Indonesia and Mexico to become the United States’ fifth most important apparel provider. Under the Free Trade Agreement of Central America (CAFTA) Honduran t-shirts are free access to the US market, while Honduran’s wanting to immigrate to the United States are not. The 2008 census estimated nearly 1 million Hondurans and approximately 200 million t-shirts reside in stores, homes, and landfills in the United States. In the United States the t-shirt is a natural resource, which can be used to make upcycled garments, rugs, rope, and other hand-crafted goods, as we consider how to make this material last longer to help the environment, I want you to consider the people who labor to make this material.

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In solidarity Frau Fiber

 

This month the Sewing Rebellion will revisit two t-shirt projects:

Beginning – Infinity Scarf by Faux Frau Steven
Advanced – Faux t-shirt wrap dress by Faux Frau Lauren

 

Restructuring Statement

2018/08/08

To capitalize on today’s rapidly changing sewing landscape and more closely align with the Sewing Rebellions priorities for future growth – including creating high-quality support for Faux Frau’s, global outward expansion of Rebellions, and direct sewing support through training materials.  The Sewing Rebellion announces a strategic reorganization and change of Frau Fiber’s role in weekly, and monthly Sewing Rebellions.  The reorganization will begin Sept 1, with completion by Jan 1, 2019.

“The Sewing Rebellion is positioning itself for the future of sewing, creating a more effective framework to serve future sewers worldwide, and increase growth by recruiting new Faux Frau’s”. In order to make room for this growth I will be stepping down from hosting regular Sewing Rebellions and devote my time to the creation of support materials: videos, production packages, and training sessions.  This will allow for much needed new leadership”, said Frau Fiber, founder of the Sewing Rebellion.

July MYTE Sewing Rebellion

2018/08/02

The MTYE Teens have finished their quilt, and a mustache too!

Warm jeans to cool shorts

2018/08/02

Sewing Rebellion presents this jean modification to help cool down this month.  Participants need to provide jeans, and two 22″ separating zippers.

Sunday Aug 5, 2:30-5:30 Building 61, Makers Space, Main Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO  Hosted by Faux Frau Steven Frost

Sunday Aug 5, 12-4 pm, Paper Machine 6330 St. Claude Ave, NOLA Thur July.  April will be held on 8th.

Saturday Aug 11, 11 am – 2 pm, Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA THIS EVENT IS PART OF MAIDEN LA 

Every Sunday of the month, 5-9 pm, ILGWU, 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA.  Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT SEWING REBELLION @ ILGWU IS CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Mend Kit

2018/05/31

This months Sewing Rebellion presents TRAVEL MEND KIT, perfect for taking with you when away from your sewing machine.

The mend kit is perfect for using up small pieces of fabric and old jeans.  The mend pages are made from t-shirt jersey or felt.

Here is a PDF of the pattern Mend Kit pattern

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Celebrate Workers!

2018/04/28

Celebrating International Workers Day all month long, the Sewing Rebellion will be providing instruction on the making of shirt aprons!

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Sunday May 6, 2:30-5:30 Building 61, Makers Space, Main Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO  Hosted by Faux Frau Steven Frost

May 22, 4-7 pm, inventHQ 6 Garden Center, Broomfeild, Co

Sunday May 6, 12-4 pm, Paper Machine 6330 St. Claude Ave, NOLA (NOLA will be making piece work pillow cases)

Saturday May 12, 11 am – 2 pm, Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA

Thursday May 10, 4-7 pm, Baldwin Hills Public Library http://www.lapl.org/branches/baldwin-hills 

Saturday May 19, 10:30 am -1:30 pm, The Main branch of Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach CA.  Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s

Every Sunday of the month, 5-9 pm, ILGWU, 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA.

Asheville NC:  Pack Memorial Library, TBA

Spring Cleaning

2018/04/05

 

Suggested Activity:  Spring Cleaning and solving the problem of the t-shirt. Bring your old t-shirts and transform them into yarn for making pot holders, wash cloths, and towels.  

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Samples by Faux Frau Krista Feld

Asheville NC:  Pack Memorial Library, TBD,

Boulder, Co: Boulder Public Library BLDG 61 Makers Space, Sunday April 8, 2:30-5:30 pm

Baldwin Hills, Ca: Baldwin Hills Library, Thursday April  12, 3-7 pm

Long Beach, Ca:  ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, 5-9 pm, April 8, 22, 29

Long Beach, Ca: The Studio, Main Branch Library, Saturday April 21, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Los Angeles: California African American Museum, Sunday April 15, 12-4 pm

New Orleans, LA: Paper Machine, 6330 St. Claude Ave,  Sunday April 8, 12-4 pm, Sunday April 8

Santa Monica, Ca: Camera Obscura Art Lab, Saturday April 14, 11 am – 2 pm

NOLA Sewing Rebellion

2018/03/13

The NOLA Sewing Rebellion could happen without the partnership with RicRACK and Antenna Works.

Faux Frau Jeannie hosted, and participants learned how to make Grocery Sacks and Reversible Boho Bags.

 

Left to right: Cissy, Michelle, Chia, Maria, Maxx and Hope

Left to right: Michelle, Chia, Maria, Jeannie, Lindsay, Maxx

Lindsay

 

Hope and Jeannie

 

Cissy

 

Hope, Michelle and Maria