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#PURPLYWORKSHOP

A hands-on workshop designed to teach you how to navigate in the world of fabric, fashion and tradition. Following the legacy of Japanese kimono studios called "kimono-ya" 着物屋, we try to continue spreading of the craft and its future in the modern world. The workshop started in 2022 in response to the overflow and low quality of clothing and fabric in stores. Since then, the workshop has been organised 20 times in the five different cities: Prague ~ Brno ~ Tábor. Then abroad in Bratislava and in Petrer, Spain. So far it has involved more than 160 participants, including more than 20 small entrepreneurs and brands from the fashion world.

Join us and follow our activities at Facebook & Instagram.

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IS IT FOR ME TOO?


Indeed it is a workshop, meaning hands-on time spent learning how to get to know the fabrics. You have the opportunity to touch the samples on site and see what they look like and how they behave under stress.

The workshop is therefore suitable for...

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PUBLIC
For all fashion lovers who are interested in navigating the fashion shops more effectively. These people care about what they have in their wardrobe at home, and what they wear every day. They want to make conscious purchases and take good care of their garments to last longer and make them feel good.
 
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PEOPLE FROM THE INDUSTRY
For owners of small fashion brands, seamstresses, and stylists, but also for those who are tempted by the idea of becoming a fashion designer. The workshop is also ideal for training staff and salespeople in fashion stores.

 

The involvement of both groups in one workshop creates a lively and interesting dialogue between the participants.
If you are interested and would like to organize the workshop to your private group of people, please contact us directly.
It is certainly also possible to run the workshop in English and outside the Czech Republic.

 

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

TYPES OF FABRICS
Step by step, I'll show you how to navigate in today's overload of fabrics and fashion.
You will learn to distinguish between natural and synthetic materials.

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INNOVATION
Learn what's new in the field of innovative fibres.
You will be able to touch the fabric made from milk, corn, or coconut water.
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HOW TO CHOOSE QUALITY
Learn what criteria you should watch if you want to recognise and wear quality.
You'll understand why something lasts for years in and something falls apart after the first season.

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MANUFACTURING
We'll take a look under the bonnet of small-scale and large-scale production and how fabrics are made.
You'll get tips on specific manufacturers and fair trade retailers.
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HISTORY & CERTIFICATES
I'll take you through the history of textiles and show you how to take proper care of your garments.
We'll discuss the topic of sustainability as well as how to navigate through the current textile industry certifications.
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GUEST
A selected guest of honour, from fashion business, will be on site with us to

share their story, practical knowledge and experience.
Also thanks to this, each of our workshops is truly unique.

DATES

Saturday 08.06.2024 from 12 till 18:00.

Ateliér Ve Švu

U Nikolajky 10, Prague Smíchov

Metro - Anděl, exit Ženské domovy

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Video workshop
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND WHAT DO I GET IN RETURN FOR MY MONEY?

 


5 HOURS

A comprehensive programme and practical experience.
Just one day will change the way you think about fashion.

MORE THAN 100 SAMPLES

Fabric samples will be available for closer look and touching on site.
And you will take nine of them home with you.

ONE GUEST

A selected guest from the fashion scene.
You will get a closer insight into their work - the craft and the history of the brand.

TIPS

 On fair fabric retailers and manufacturers.
Tips on niche fashion brands.

COMMUNITY

You will receive a certificate of completion of the workshop and have the opportunity to get involved in the community, that has access to other educational lectures, excursions, and resources. 

EQUIPMENT

Everything you will need will be available for you on site. From a useful workbook, samples, fabric burning kit right alongside with examples of individual fibres or finished products.

REFRESHMENTS

Delicious refreshments from trusted small or family-owned suppliers will be served.
Naturally, coffee &
tea, and other beverages are available throughout the workshop.

GIFT

As a bonus, you will receive a useful fashion gift and a small Japanese treat.


The price of the workshop is 2.500 CZK/person.


The minimum number of participants for the workshop is 5 people. Your registration for the workshop is binding.
The price of the workshop must be paid at the time of registration or through the payment gateway Goout.net.

By submitting the form you consent to the processing of your personal data in accordance with these legal conditions.

 

WHO LEADS IT?

My name is Veronika Balson and I am the co-owner of PURPLY Kimono.

Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated with textures, surfaces and materials. It all started to make perfect sense when I first discovered the world of fabric. My interest, eventually thanks to a few knowledgeable people from industry, grew into this hands-on workshop that connects right people at the right time and place. Its purpose is also to make Czech suppliers, manufacturers, and small local brands visible to local and foreign consumers. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GUESTS & PARTICIPANTS OF OUR WORKSHOPS

We honour the motto >> "Cooperation not competition" you can also be part of the change that the fashion world needs!

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SIGN UP FORM

In case you are interested in buying the workshop as a gift - just write in the note "gift" and the name and contact of the person.
If you have any food allergies, please also specify due to the choice of refreshments.

Choose date:

Your registration was successful! We look forward to seeing you.
We will contact you soon by email for details.

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