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Slow fashion enthusiasts wanted for social enterprise start-up

Are you passionate about slow fashion?

LARCH is looking for people interested in ‘slow fashion’ to get involved with a potential social enterprise start-up in Teesside. LARCH is a programme to support and develop social enterprises in Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland.

The idea is to create a movement in Redcar & Cleveland and Hartlepool which could develop a social enterprise around slow fashion. This is backed by funding, mentoring and support, as well as materials and equipment. The next stage is to gather people interested together to explore this concept further and see if a viable business can be created, which will benefit the planet as well as people.

What is slow fashion?

Slow Fashion is an approach to producing clothing which takes into consideration all aspects of the supply chain and in doing so, aims to respect people, the environment, and animals. Slow fashion brands focus on the problem of overproduction and overconsumption in the fashion industry to adopt sustainable practices, such as using organic materials, recycling fabrics, and minimizing water consumption. 

Start a conversation

If you care passionately about the future of slow fashion, have relevant business, fashion and/or making skills and would love to be part of a team committed to helping the planet and our communities then email for a chat. LARCH is particularly keen to hear from unemployed or underemployed graduates and members of our refugee / asylum seeker community. 


Come to one of our first conversation events gathering people interested in this concept. Check out LARCH Live for details of two events on 18th January (Redcar) and 26th January (Hartlepool).

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