Cross Generational Cape Making Project 

The Cape Making Project is a cross-generational community engagement activity linking generations of females, connecting them in story and a common goal. Female participants engage in a large scale creative project that sees 100 women make 100 capes. We sent physical packs with all the materials and instructions needed to make the cape. Also included are Question Cards which we used to facilitate phone interviews that were conducted by The House ensemble and creative team. These stories and sound bites will create a short composition. 

When the world turns again this composition will accompany the capes being hung in an installation exhibition and feed into the production of Tender Young Creatures.

Participants require:

  • basic to intermediate sewing experience and a sewing machine.

  • access to Zoom via mobile phone or computer is desirable - we can help you learn how if you don't have experience in using Zoom.

 

We are ecstatic, we have reached 100 women who have signed up from all over Australia!

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Our Capes will be constructed using 100% recycled eco polyester. This beautiful fabric is designed and manufactured in Australia by Sustainable Living Fabrics.

Sustainable Living Fabrics is proudly Australian made. Supporting local industries. Heavy Duty Commercial Fabric. 12 year warranty.  Carbon Neutral. Certified Low VOCs. GECA certified. Proud supporter of Green Fleet. Green Building Council Australia member.

The fashion industry and our embracing of ‘fast fashion’ have resulted in the growing problem of textile waste. According to ABS statistics, six tonnes of textile waste ends up in landfill every 10 minutes. This equates to a staggering 23kg per person per year- and that is just in Australia.

Technology is now starting to catch up, with fabric recycling companies developing ways to turn fabric waste into products/packaging and even back into new fabrics.

 

For the environmentally conscious  sewer, you can check out more information and links to sustainable fabrics here:

https://www.purewastetextiles.com

https://www.sustainabletextiles.club

https://www.waste2wear.com

https://www.sustainablelivingfabrics.com.au

https://www.vivifytextiles.com

 

Australians discard 23 kilograms of clothing per capita every year and this results in six tonnes of textiles and clothing contributed to landfills in Australia every 10 minutes.

https://www.ragtrader.com.au/news/every-10-minutes-6-tonnes-of-clothing-goes-to-aussie-landfills

 

https://www.governmentnews.com.au/type_contributors/turning-a-growing-problem-into-a-growing-opportunity/

Thank you to our partners:

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to become our partner in anyway, we would love to hear from you. 

Please contact laura@thehousethatdanbuilt.com or 0421 020 727 for more information.