This week we launched a four week programme within our Young Enterprise Academy.
Creative Pathways to Eco-Fashion works in partnership with Voluntary Action to provide skills in sewing and upcycling while working towards an employability unit at the same time.
A main focus is to help the participants see how they can upcycle by turning basic material into something else.
The three girls taking part spent the morning learning how to create tote bags from curtain material and putting this into action. In the afternoon, they discussed what skills and qualities they identified in themselves.
The activity involved planning, creativity, communication and teamwork to produce a wedding dress made entirely from toilet paper and cellotape.
Their next project is to create a skirt from old denims; we can't wait to see what they produce!
Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start their journey.
Our Mission is to inspire and equip young people, irrespective of their background, to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise education.
In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.
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