We are SO EXCITED to be bringing this Fashion Revolution Week experience to life! Save the date Saturday April 24 and join our mailing list for detail updates!
Themis and Thread designer Jesse Junko Beardslee
Artist Nicole Costa
Sales by Terri
Rasta Ranch Vineyards
funded by a grant through The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
inspired by Fashion Revolution
Fashion Revolution is a global campaign that launched exactly one year after the world’s deadliest fashion industry accident which killed 1,138 people and injured over 2,000 people on April 24, 2013 at the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Every year, during the week of April 24th, people all over the world demand a more transparent, sustainable, responsible and safe fashion industry. By asking brands #WhoMadeMyClothes, exploring the hidden truths behind the seams and seeking solutions you are advocating for a more beautiful fashion industry supportive of healthy humanity, environmental responsibility and an educated economy. If you can't make it to our events here in the Finger Lakes find out more ways to join the Revolution at fashionrevolution.org and their How to be a Fashion Revolutionary PDF is incredible!
here's the plan!
Join us for an outdoor, distanced, art and fashion party with Themis and Thread and Nicole Costa at Hector Handmade on Saturday April 24th! Designer Jesse Junko Beardslee and Artist Nicole Costa collaborated to create Red Carpet Revolution, an artscape experience during Fashion Revolution Week in New York's Finger Lakes region. Celebrate your personal style and dress up for a Red Carpet photo opp in front of an upcycled backdrop. Experiment with vintage fashion and The Change Machine (Costa’s signature dressing room), while shopping a curated collection of fun and funky secondhand style. Walk the Red Carpet along Hector, New York's rolling vistas and Scenic Byway to find ways to incorporate sustainability and advocacy into your wardrobe. From art to action you can learn about Fashion Revolution Week, become a part of the solution and join the Revolution.
The main event is from 12-5 on Saturday April 24th on the covered front porch of Hector Handmade, a seasonal Gift Shop and Gallery. Masks are required but swapping your mask for a picture perfect smile at the end of the Red Carpet is totally encouraged!
There will also be two Preview events! Sunday April 18th get a sneak peek of Vintage Clothing and learn about Fashion Revolution Week from Themis and Thread at Rasta Ranch Vineyards' Sip and Shop; An open air market featuring local small businesses in Hector, New York. Dress up for Formal Friday on April 23rd and get a sneak peek of Nicole Costa's art and our Vintage Clothing at Sales by Terri, (curated secondhand home designs!) on Main Street in Montour Falls, New York. Details to follow!
Join Themis and Thread Designer Jesse Junko Beardslee for a candid video chat about self care, heart based business and aligning your work with your values on YouTube Thursday February 25th at 8pm Easter Standard Time. Focus on health and safety within the personal care industry and how Beautycounter is countering the conventional beauty industry.
Themis and Thread designer Jesse Junko Beardslee has partnered with Rasta Ranch Vineyards for a Do it Yourself reTREAT at Home with their Pandemic Pamper Pack which comes with instructions or links to companion video tutorials, OR the option to join live on Sunday February 14th at 5pm Eastern Standard Time. Order your pack, which includes two bottles of wine, a customized facial and manicure at rastaranchvineyards.com, scroll to the bottom of the page for your choice of four packs. This is a new way we can get together and connect during these strange times!
Enjoy a FREE three part upcycling sewing series on YouTube from summer 2020. Thesse sewing videos are perfect for anyone interested in making their own clothing - sewing knowledge is required but this is a absolutely a beginner clothing making class.
First Class (Bodice/Top) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wvrBuTnlZ-I
Second Class (Waist Tie/Belt) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2sEUcJbqoug&t=1s
Third Class (Skirt) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LBCgiwbTrxo&t=3s
Themis and Thread Designer and Founder Jesse Junko Beardslee is partnering with Southeast Steuben County Library to offer a free Three Part Series of YouTube Upcycling Tutorials. "Work With What You've Got" embodies the ethos of Themis and Thread in a way that everyone can experience. We've all got stained, ripped, or otherwise unwanted clothing, so let's turn it into something new! Jesse's Tutorials will air as #SeWednesday classes July 15, 22 and 29 at 6pm on the Corning Library's YouTube Channel.
If you'd like to see how you can transform t shirts, tank tops, button downs, dresses, skirts, jeans, neckties, belts, buttons, ribbons, lace or anything else you can get your hands on, tune in! This three part series will offer lessons in upcycling, embellishment and garment construction. Create either one dress, or three separate pieces. Offering these options will allow for discovery even if you miss a class! Break out your sewing machines for #SeWednesday!
Wednesday, April 22
We're so excited to invite all hard working mask makers to take a well deserved break! In collaboration with Katy Dunlap Yoga, in honor of seamsters everywhere, we slow down on Earth Day. This is a free class for all levels of yoga knowledge but registration is required.
Give yourself a break - sew some seeds of self care
Whether you’ve made one mask for yourself, a few for friends and family, several to donate, many to share and sell or kazillions of masks you’re a part of a pretty incredible phenomena. Thank you. I love you. Keep up the good work! The two things that have helped me get through these strange times are sewing and yoga. I've felt like making masks has helped me feel connected and have given me a way to help! But it's been taxing on my mind and body. Yoga has helped clear my mind and drop into my body, providing a sanctuary within myself. Yoga Instructor Katy Dunlap has collaborated to offer a class designed for all of us united mask makers. I can't wait to connect through yoga too! Please head over to her site and register for this free class!
Sewing Seeds of Self Care is a class on Earth Day during Fashion Revolution Week. I hope you will honor these dates by joining us. The Earth has asked humanity to take a break, healing and reconnecting with yourself is also a great way to help heal the Earth. Fashion Revolution Week is a time to stop and think about the makers behind all of the things that we wear. Now that's you. You deserve a break! And a hug! How about virtual yoga?! I'll see you there!
We're so excited to bring our curated vintage fashion collection to Ithaca! Formal finery, jackets and sweaters, bold blouses and more will fill our racks! We will also have our upcycled accessories and other fun and funky upcycled vintage fashion from 12-4 on Sunday December 15th on State Street in Ithaca, New York at Mimi's Attic.
ALL T&T ITEMS 25% OFF IN STORE ONLY 11/30 FROM 10-7
Shop our upcycled jewelry, organic cotton ts, upcycled aprons, travel cutlery sets and more at 25% off! Many other locally made gifts will be on sale and we'll be enjoying mulled wine and old fashioned cake donuts together all day long! Find more details on Facebook.
An afternoon pop up at Danby Gathery with ethical apparel designer Jesse Junko Beardslee featuring handmade jewelry, vintage fashion and safe cosmetics. Drop in, try on, shop smart! Jesse's dedication to slow fashion, upcycling and sustainable solutions has helped her develop a network of support to help you express yourself through your own personal style without negatively impacting the world around you. This curated shopping experience will feature locally made statement jewelry, curated vintage women's clothing, and non toxic cosmetics and glitter to get you ready for the fabulous season of fall fashion. RSVP for a complimentary glass of bubbly - non alcoholic drinks available too!
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