Thu, 23 Mar|
Beinn Nibheis (Fort William)
Social Gathering in Fort William
Join Jam, founder of The Caledonian Wool Co and Eilidh, founder of Beinn Nibheis to learn how the local community in Fort William is driving change in fashion.
Date, Time & Location
23 Mar 2023, 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
Beinn Nibheis (Fort William), 40 High St, Fort William PH33 6AH, UK
About the event
Come along to Fort William’s Social Gathering event to connect with like-minded people in the community and learn how you can get involved in the sustainable fashion movement.
Jam, founder of The Caledonian Wool Co and Eilidh, founder of Beinn Nibheis, will share how the local community in Fort William is driving change in fashion. Jam will share about the importance of shopping and supporting local. Eilidh will discuss research being done on new environmentally conscious ways of waterproofing garments.
Other activities for you to get stuck into include a mending circle where you can learn tips and tricks from Jan on how to repair your clothing. There will also be a clothes swap to allow you to exchange items in your wardrobe for ones that are new to you. Please bring no more than 3 items of clothing per person to swap.
Drinks and snacks will be provided as part of your ticket! Tickets will also be available on the door.
EVENT FORMAT & ACCESSIBILITY
This event is being held in person only. We will be recording parts of it to upload after the Spring Gathering for those who can’t make it on the day! Please note that the event will take place in the upstairs event space at Beinn Nibheis on Fort William high street, and so is not wheelchair accessible.
If you have any accessibility requirements, please email Liisa at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help.
ABOUT THE CALEDONIAN WOOL CO
Jam started The Caledonian Wool Co in a tiny room on Fort William high street with a mission to only stock British wool. Further specialising in Scottish wool, with a range of wool related gifts and tools. Jam also ran craft courses, teaching a range of wool skills from knitting to spinning to felting. During the lockdown Jam turned to streaming on YouTube to spread her love of wool, so the Felt-along was born.
ABOUT BEINN NIBHEIS
Beinn Nibheis is Scotland’s technical outdoor shop for and by women, dedicated to supplying high quality women’s outdoor clothing. The brand exists to fight the gear gap in outdoor wear.
The SFS Spring Gathering is part-funded by Creative Scotland’s Open Fund, made possible with funds from The National Lottery and Scottish Government.