| not-for-profit fashion brand | reworked wardrobe staples |
Trashion Factory is a non-profit community interest company with the aim to spread upcycling and longevity in clothes. We give community embroidery and sewing workshops, and sell sustainably made embroidery patches, t-shirts and accessories on Etsy. Appliqués to renew your loved garments!
Olivia Lara is the founder and designer at Trashion Factory. She studied the MA Fashion Futures at London College of Fashion and won the student enterprise award with her first business idea. Sustainability and discovering the essence of our humanity are her focus.
All of our upcycling products are made to order to avoid waste and overproduction. Our creations are from sustainable sources,. Saving waste and creating the smallest impact on our environment is always our first priority. We make everything in our own studio in London, handmade with passion.
Our embroidery threads are 100% Lyocell made from sustainably grown bamboo. Our patch materials are deadstock or garment waste materials.
With our profits we apply for grant funding and collaboration to give free upcycling, embroidery and sewing classes to women from our local area. We want to bring home sewing back and upskill women in upcycling and reusing of old garments.
Through the workshops we explore the possibilities of community design. Designing together as a collective of locals.