Patrick Grant

venue Harmony Marquee
date Thursday 13 June
time 7:15 pm
ticket prices £16 | £14

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To the title of his new book, Less, the judge of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee has attached an informative subtitle: Stop Buying So Much Rubbish. How Having Fewer, Better Things Can Make Us Happier. After almost 20 years in fashion, Patrick Grant knows that he loves clothes, but he doesn’t love the way they’re made. Woven into his personal story he considers the crisis of the global fashion industry and explains how when it comes to wardrobe essentials, less is more, and that we should celebrate good quality and craftmanship, making things well and keeping them longer. He believes this could re-energise weaving and spinning skills here in Britain, cutting down on cheap imports. Put simply – love your clothes by buying fewer and buying better.

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