We are back!
Renew Earth Sweat Shop is back for season 3!
Various Venues around Singapore
Date: 20 July 2022 – 3 Feb 2023
Singapore, 15 June 2021 –
Renew Earth Sweat Shop is back for Season 3! Post-Museum X Veronyka Lau continue to bring awareness to the growing issue of fashion waste with several new partners. In 2021 alone, Singapore produced over 189,000 tonnes of fashion waste. By creating micro-community spaces for people to gather to learn, to sew and upcycle together, Renew Earth Sweat Shop aims to galvanise a community to confront this huge problem. Beginning with the over-500kg of unwanted clothes amassed from swap shops, thrift stores, and green movement organisations, Season 3 will put waste towards a different and meaningful purpose.
Renew Earth Sweat Shop is a community and participatory art project started in 2020 in response to the environmental impact and labour conditions linked to the global fashion industry.
Renew Earth Sweat Shop Season 3 is a 8-month programme partnering with communities and institutions from June 2022 to February 2023. Our first stops include:
20 June – 22 July 2022 @ Tekka Place and library@orchard
Community Workshops and Fashion Sorting & Rescue Stations for public participation will pop up at the two locations when we mentor participants of GreenFest’s Sustainability Design & Innovation Hackathon.
20 July – 8 August 2022
Our collaboration on a multi-disciplinary module with NAFA will culminate in a showcase in library@harbourfront from 20 July to 8 Aug 2022. The students will conduct upcycling workshops on 22 – 24 July.
23 July 2022
Our community workshop will also take place at GreenFest at Passion Wave @ Jurong Lake Gardens.
Watch out for workshops to learn new skills to upcycle and save the waste.
In the first two editions, we partnered with HEARTH art space by Arts Outreach and Temasek Shopshouse as venue partners to bring the Renew Earth Sweatshop experience to members of the public and communities in education, environment, art, design, fashion business and social welfare.
In Season 3, we aim to extend our outreach into more schools and public spaces. We are now partnering NAFA and Public Libraries Artseen, and are looking out for more partners. Season 3 is partially funded by SG Eco Fund.
Since Season 1, we have started to document an eco-system around the issue of textile waste and explored new ideas and innovations in sustainable design in tackling over 300 kg of fashion waste.
For Season 3, we have set ourselves the target of dealing with and transforming 500 kg of fashion waste and are actively seeking to deepen connections with incubators, start-ups, businesses, educational institutions and communities to grow more ideas and seed more sustainable endeavours.
Renew Earth Sweat Shop was featured in Zaobao, Ch8 8world, AsiaOne, The Homeground Asia, Plural Art, Time Out, Peony Zine, Singapore Motherhood, The Asian Parent and The Beau Life.