The Moss Side Fashion Project inspiring Youth Action on Sustainable Fashion

'Walk in Wardrobe' will look at the impact of fast fashion, and engage visitors in joining the call for change.

By Manchester's Finest | 30 March 2022

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This spring, sustainable fashion non-profit Stitched Up are bringing an interactive experience to the young people of Moss Side. ‘Walk in Wardrobe’ will look to lift the lid on the impact of fast fashion and engage visitors in joining the call for change.

Stepping inside the Walk in Wardrobe, a variety of interactive zones will allow visitors to discover the impacts of clothing on people and the planet, get inspired by local groups and campaigns and try out alternatives like repair, upcycling, styling and swapping for themselves.

Stitched Up will be involving young people in all stages of the project and they are currently calling for volunteers aged 12+ to assist visitors during the exhibit.

Bryony Moore, Stitched Up Co-Director said: We hope that the Walk-in Wardrobe will inspire our visitors to take action on sustainable fashion in their communities. There are so many ways we can all create change locally – start a clothes swap or a mending meetup, organise a talk, or make changes at home that can lower your own impact, like washing clothes at lower temperatures.

The Walk in Wardrobe is here to show that whatever your skill set and interests, you can be part of creating positive change for the fashion industry.

Gavin Ellis, Co-Founder at Hubbub, said: “Hubbub are delighted to fund this innovative and playful approach to engaging young people on sustainable fashion through the In Our Nature programme. We know that most people want to take positive action on climate change but for many it can be tricky to know where to start, which is why this kind of project is so important. We’re excited to see the Walk in Wardrobe brought to life and to hear the response from young people.”

The project has been funded by Hubbub’s In Our Nature programme which is supporting residents and communities in Manchester to take positive action on the climate emergency.

The Walk In Wardrobe will be popping up at Millennium Powerhouse, an inspiring youth charity in Moss Side, during the Easter holidays (5th, 6th and 7th April).

It is open to anyone age 12 – 25 and it is free to visit, but you must book a place in advance. Group and individual bookings are welcome.

>> Book Tues 5th April
>> Book Weds 6th April
>> Book Thurs 7th April


The project is also seeking volunteers aged 12+ to join in bringing the project to life, with opportunities to help with all aspects of the project, including the creation of the exhibit, assisting with communications work such as creating content, as well as the install and de-install and assisting visitors during the two weeks of the exhibit.

Find out more about the volunteer shifts available and how to apply here. Whether you’re good at organising, drawing, sewing or carrying, there’s a job you can help with!