DRESS for summer – an Open collection!

2 days of OPEN designing & making clothes

24th & 25th of May @ Made in Kallio, Vaasankatu 14, Helsinki (Finland)

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Saturday 24.05.2014: Open Summer Collection Magazine

13.00 – 15.00 Presentations and Discussion: MODE UNCUT – The Open Fashion Design Network – Short talks from some of the international founding members describing the ethos, aims and practices of the network – including open patterns, generative designs, wearable technologies, digital textile design and more. Open and Participatory Fashion Design for creating new relationships and Alternative Economies – Alastair Fuad-Luke and Anja Lisa Hirscher, Aalto ARTS with examples such as Hybrid Wearables & Digital Textile Design

15.00 – 17.00 Workshop MODE UNCUT is planning an OPEN SUMMER COLLECTION and MAGAZINE. In this open workshop participants will co-create,and develop ideas for the collection and magazine. We hope to include Mode Uncut international members via Skype, focusing discussions on reach, audience, content etc.


Sunday 25.05.2014: Making & Experimenting

12.00 – 18.00 Taking the ideas generated on Saturday, we will furher explore concepts and possi-bilities for the OPEN SUMMER COLLECTION designing and making clothes together. Sewing machines, second-hand materials and assistance with open source-patterns, half-way products, redesign projects etc. are offered by: 5-7 Designers and Teams including: Make{able}, KaeMa, Studio + Machine, and some more independent designers!


Sign up NOW! It is FREE!


Feel free to share this event with people who would be interested. Here is a PDF to download with all information. Dress for Summer_A4

OPEN FASHION DESIGN Pop-up Shop in Lahti 30.Jan – 1.Feb.

Make{able} will be at the first Open Fashion Design Pop-up shop for three days. There will be a variety of activities offered as you can see in the flyer below. Come and join us in making and designing unique garments! (You get to Lahti with trains from Helsink central station in about 50 min 🙂



SCARVES in December…

Pre-Christmas time is great occasion for spending quality time with friends, and this is what we want to offer you with the upcoming Make{able} events. In our events you can learn  make unique christmas presents for your friends and family. In the upcoming weeks, there will be a variety of events, starting this saturday with the restaurant day.

What could be better for using the cold days than enjoying nice company, delicious food and a cup of hot tea or coffee while sewing beautiful things with other creative people. –> All workshops are suitable for beginners as well as experienced sewers. Please remember to sign up via: makeable4u(at)gmail.com

 18. December 2013, 3pm-6pm

Scarves for the cold days and BackPacks 

Next Make{able} workshop we will be having at: Bokvillan Hämeentie 125, Arabia, Helsinki. 


The scarves are easy to make, even for beginners and they can be very nice present for everyone, from kids to adults.
Come and enjoy a nice afternoon in good company, a great space and the opportunity to design your very own unique scarf with the help of skilled designers and makers.

Materials and machines are provided at the space.

(BackPacks only to finish with half-way packages for 20€.  They can be ordered via email makeable4uy(at)gmail.com, see images below…)



We kindly ask you for a 3€ to 5€ donation for our material costs. Or you can bring your own materials. 


Looking forward to our pre-christmas workshops!





Previous workshops (images above) were held in collaboration with Martha, the yearly Kierratystehdas (Recycling Fare) event in Cable Factory, Helsinki, MoA – Masters of Aalto, Made in Kallio and WÄRK:fest, Arkadia International Bookshop, Ravintola Päivä …

During a Make{able} workshop we introduce you to the basics of sewing, by using prepared/ half-way garments to be finished by you. At the same time we can all enjoy a warm cup of something and have a chat about topics that interest you, especially in the area of sustainable fashion and clothing. All material supplies, sewing machines, and experienced designers will assist you.

We hope to see you there!!!  🙂

We would appreciate prior registration, to estimate and coordinate the facilities. Please register with your name at: makeable4u(at)gmail.com