Projects by Coléchi and our community of independent creatives.

Colèchi presents Clean Fashion, an exhibition of designers and artists putting the planet at the centre of design, for London Design Festival 2021 as part of the Southwark South District, at VITRINE, London.

Featuring: Azura Lovisa, CQ Studio, CONGREGATIONdesign, Eirinn Hayhow, Fée Uhssi, Revival, South West England Fibreshed, The Slipper Project and Zoe Sherwood.

MADE IN BERMONDSEY
January 2020 - December 2020

Made in Bermondsey is a community campaign led by Blue Bermondsey BID with local charity Big Local Works and Community Opportunity. They successfully secured the £2m capital funding from the Mayor of London’s LEAP Good Growth Fund, supported by Southwark Council. In 2020 Colechi worked with Made in Bermondsey to build a community textile makerspace. 

The model tested recruited designers to produce in the makerspace and then sell products in a local shop.

CLEAN FASHION
September 2020

How can we make a planet first industry? Clean fashion looks at the current language and practices surrounding sustainability and weighs how we can change our systems to put sustainability first. The global pandemic has accelerated the urgent environmental response from the fashion industry.

In a series of digital talks, we looked at garment production, workers and delivery—the Image of Sustainability and the changing expectations of influencers, media and marketing. And finally, the afterlife and a concept of returning used clothing to brands. 

DIGITAL DETOX
June 2020

On 12th June 2019, we created a space for independent creatives in the
fashion and art world to discuss how gender plays a part in mental health.
For a long time, the mainstream conversation around self-care has been
geared to women, with terms like ‘sisterhood’ coming to light and
campaigns and memes to help women better take care of themselves.
However, we must make the topic of self-care genderless and allow each
other to discuss the ‘elephant in the room’ topics affecting
fashion such as burnout, unfair pay, feelings, and trauma in a shameless environment to challenge our unconscious biases.

Supported by The Collective Venues

MEN + WOMEN
June 2019

On 12th June 2019, we created a space for independent creatives in the
fashion and art world to discuss how gender plays a part in mental health.
For a long time, the mainstream conversation around self-care has been
geared to women, with terms like ‘sisterhood’ coming to light and
campaigns and memes to help women better take care of themselves.
However, we must make the topic of self-care genderless and allow each
other to talk about burnout, unfair pay, feelings, and trauma in a shameless
environment to challenge our unconscious biases.
This Colèchi Talk looked at the ‘elephant in the room’ topics aecting
fashion. We invited activist and model Hélène Selam Klein, artist
JEMIMASAA, entrepreneur, King Cas Ajani and Michael Edward,
co-founder of Create Space etreat and a freelance Creative Consultant.
Supported by The Collective Venues

YEMZI GIRL TALK X COLÈCHI
February 2018

“More women than ever are starting their own businesses, but who can
they turn to for advice and counsel? ” – Kiera Abbamonte, March 2017
Colechi collaborated with Sustainable Street-Luxe Bohemian brand Yemzi
to host a self-love event for creative women just before Valentine’s day.
The West-African inspired brand celebrates entrepreneurial women on
their blog. The #YEMZIGIL is an ambitious independent woman who is
defining her path. 
In Colechi style, we created break-out groups centred around sharing tips, exchanging positive energies and discussing being a creative woman.

Supported by Peckham Levels 

BECOME A FASHION BRAND
February 2017 - February 2019

Become a Fashion brand is a series by Colechi which addresses the lack
of fashion education and issues sounding access for those that don’t have a background or existing network in the industry. BAFB explores multiple industry areas, highlighting the changing nature of fashion and insights into the future.

We launched with a four-part event series supported by
Makerversity. Initial topics included ‘Idea to execution’, Funding Fashion’, ‘Making Connections’ and Tech. More intimate sessions followed, looking more in-depth into how to exist in the industry. 

Supported by Makerversity and MeWe 360

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