Founded in 2010 by a group of Mac students, Threadwork is a McMaster OPIRG working group that encourages individuals to think critically about clothing and its implications on the environment, social justice, and the community. If you’d like to get more involved with Threadwork, or volunteer for collection/swap day please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be running knitting circles throughout the fall/winter/spring, and are working to bring you sewing workshops with Needlework in January! Stay tuned!
We seek to use/reuse clothing in a sustainable manner to reduce waste and support the use of materials that are earth-friendly.
With the underlying principle of buying less ‘stuff’ we encourage individuals to critically think about the implications of the mass consumption, production, marketing, and the materialism at the base of today’s today’s global economy.
We promote the fair trade of clothing that is made ethically in establishments with safe working conditions and fair wages.
We support local businesses by connecting consumers to local thrift stores and retailers that specialize in selling clothing that is sustainable and ethical. In addition, any leftover goods from our clothing swaps will be donated to a local charity.
DIY (Do It Yourself!)
We hope to foster creativity and empower individuals by facilitating the development of basic sewing skills in safe and supportive environment.