99 problems but the stitch ain’t one

Old Togs, new tricks is the ethos that we live by at Hubbub. We’re constantly on the hunt to find ways to make clothes last longer whilst celebrating the diversity of fashion, textiles and crafts. This not only diverts textiles from landfill and gets creative juices flowing but it has us thinking about how clothes are made, and to what ends. 

Our #RefashionEast event followed the thread of London’s fashion history through the Aldgate area, home of the Huguenots and the epicentre of the UK’s rag trade roots. World wars and global markets have left the UK garment industry down at heal, but the time is right to reignite the UK rag trade in a meaningful way. Let’s put this area back in the spotlight.


Tricks of the trade

We want to go beyond East London. Help us discover tricks of the old trade from across the UK and share your fashion skill tips. What do you know about the history of the fashion industry in your town? Whether it’s from Manchester’s ‘Cottonopolis’ to a tannery in Devon, we want to hear from you. Share your stories and fashion tips here.


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