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Fashion Open Studio is honoured to announce  the inaugural Mercedes-Benz Sustainability Prize winner for 36th edition of the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion accessories, Hyères Sofia Ilmonen.

We are grateful to Mercedes-Benz for sponsoring this important award and providing the space for us to mentor all the shortlisted designers to help shape the final looks of their collections.




Blackburn, UK

ARANYA CRAFT x RAHEMUR RAHMAN: Patching stories through stitches

Join us for an in-person workshop, in partnership with British Textiles Biennial, where we stitch and repair our old garments that need extra care.


SINDISO KHUMALO: Keeping your clothes for longer - mending with textiles craft and embroidery

Join Sindiso Khumalo and her team in her Cape Town studio for a virtual event focusing on essential skills in garment care and repair.

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