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The New Reclaimery Showcase: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Sustainability


The New Reclaimer Showcase: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Sustainability

Rebeca Riofrio, Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Society for Fashion, had the distinct honor of being a keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony of "The Reclaimery." This event saw the convergence of accomplished women in the fields of fashion, sustainability, and creative business. The other two key speaker were, Caroline Murray, Project Manager at Poplar Harca, and Marianie Morazani, Founder of M&M Art Consultant. These distinguished women were treated to an exclusive tour, providing them with a firsthand glimpse into the creative endeavors of the graduating students.


The New Reclaimer Showcase: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Sustainability

The experience of witnessing the artistic expressions of individuals from the Tower Hamlets borough, especially the Poplar area, was truly remarkable. These talents were nurtured through a program spearheaded by the visionary founde of The Reclaimery Juliet Herrera, and supported by Poplar Harca.


The New Reclaimer Showcase: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Sustainability

The New Reclaimer Showcase: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Sustainability

Notable names such as Katie Page, Dawn Throer, Shamsun Khason, Metti Siu, Momtaz Sultana, Tahmina Akhtar, Anisah Rahman, Karla Page, Elaine To, and others showcased their remarkable work, accompanied by the compelling testimonies each graduate shared.

For the keynote speakers, it was a pleasure to offer words of inspiration and valuable insights to these budding talents, poised to embark on promising careers.

Among the distinguished guests at this event were Victoria Holmes of Idea Store Learning in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Blossom Young, the Head of Operations at Poplar Harca, Dean Milgate, Principal Budget Business Partner at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Chris Singer, Principal at Singer Financial Trust, specializing in strategic personal financial consulting for private clients, and Pablo Ternera, an Entrepreneur with expertise in Driving Assistance, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility as a Service, and Electric Vehicles.


The New Reclaimer Showcase: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Sustainability

About The Reclaimery:

The Reclaimery, through its six-week program culminating in an exclusive showcase event, exemplifies a celebration of craftsmanship and creativity. It goes beyond the realms of conventional fashion events, serving as a testament to the power of community-driven craftsmanship and culture. Moreover, it explores the limitless potential inherent in personalized clothing.

Emerging "reclaimers" who participate in The Reclaimery's comprehensive training program emerge well-prepared to transform old garments into unique, one-of-a-kind creations. This graduation showcase serves as the grand culmination of a program that not only enriches local communities but also safeguards British heritage. In doing so, it reshapes the narrative of the fashion industry, making it more personalized, empowering, and circular.


The New Reclaimer Showcase: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Sustainability

Testimony:

"We are excited to showcase the incredible talent and dedication of our graduates. These future reclaimers are leading the way towards a more circular and responsible fashion industry," said Juliet Herrera. She firmly believes that this program equips participants to actively contribute to a more circular fashion industry, while simultaneously paving the way for future reclaimers eager to launch their careers. Through The Reclaimery platform, they can offer embroidery services and sell their upcycled products, thereby making a meaningful impact in the world of fashion.


The New Reclaimer Showcase: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Sustainability

Craftsmanship and Artistry:

The Reclaimery's core focus centers on transforming the fashion industry into a more circular and sustainable ecosystem, all while prioritizing people and the planet. This involves extending the lifespan of existing garments by repurposing and tailoring them into one-of-a-kind pieces. In this endeavor, The Reclaimery breathes new life into old clothing items while zealously preserving British heritage by passing on traditional craftsmanship skills to future generations.



The New Reclaimer Showcase: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Sustainability

In sum, The Reclaimery, founded by the visionary Juliet Herrera, is more than just a clothing personalization platform. It's a movement dedicated to redefining luxury fashion through craft and local communities. By altering the way consumers perceive and engage with their clothing, The Reclaimery encourages socially and environmentally conscious choices, thereby addressing the pressing issue of waste in the fashion industry.

For further information about The Reclaimery and its groundbreaking initiatives, please visit www.thereclaimery.co.uk In championing social and sustainable practices, The Reclaimery invites individuals to embark on a holistic journey encompassing sustainability, personalization, innovation, and education—an endeavor that promises to usher in a new era of fashion consciousness and responsibility.


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