As part of our Youth Engagement Programme (YEP!), LEAP are working in partnership with local primary schools, secondary schools and organisations who work with children or young people. We have secured funding to work with children and young people until March 2018 through the Junior Climate Challenge Fund.
Our Youth Coordinator, Gillian Steel has organised a programme for 11- 18 year olds but also for the wider community. At the heart of this is ReMode – a threads boutique where we re-design discarded clothing for our own design label and cherry pick to create a vintage range of wearable gems. While the focus of our clothing is on young people they tend to have a broader appeal for all ages! How ReMode works: you can donate clothes you no longer wear to earn tokens which can be spent in the shop, or you can use real money – 1 token = £1. When you become a member you earn 4 tokens automatically and 1 more for each 0.5kg of clothes donated. Find us on 39 High Street Lochwinnoch.
ReMode is also a learning hub where many of our workshops take place. These include our, ReCycle or Dye redesign and make workshops for 11-18yrs, So Machine, a threads and decks re-design project for skateboarders (11-18yrs) , Meddle and Make and our Make Weeks for the wider community and Summer Space (11 – 18yrs), which this summer – 2017 will be based at Paisley Arts Centre, where we will be exploring trash and electronic conductive threads. We also host ReMode pop-ups and Swish events in and beyond our designated areas of Lochwinnoch. Kilbarchan, Brookfield and Bridge of Weir.
Our ambitions are to put in place a local creative hub which demonstrates a circular economy – encouraging an culture of reuse and repair rather than a ‘make it, use it & chuck it’ one!
If you would like to find out more about our workshops and events, please contact our Youth Coordinator Gillian Steel. ALL OUR WORKSHOPS ARE FREE!
office: 01505 842 530