Sweat Shop

Sweat Shop

Not the first of it’s kind, but alas a great concept, Sweat Shop Paris is alikened to an internet cafe, sewing machines in place of the usual 10 or so pc’s available for hire by the hour.
Parisian customers can drop in for a cup of nice herbal tea, whilst reconnecting to the hands-on feel of making garments from scratch. The ladies that run “Sweatshop” also hold regular classes, enabling folks to learn the craft of sewing and knitting.
I love that a dying trade is being re-born in places such as this. You can find a similar concept store in Melbourne at the aptly named “Thread Den“.

Sweat Shop, Paris

Thread Den, Melbourne
Katie Gannon

After running an ethical fashion label for 5 years, I started this blog in 2007 after learning first hand about the importance of sustainability in fashion design. I am a passionate environmentalist and wish to promote individuals and organisations around the world working on innovative design. I have a BA in Communications / Media as well as a Cert IV in Clothing Production, and run my own graphic design company at www.katiegannon.com

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