A fashion artist is holding a community project to challenge material waste in the industry, in collaboration with fashion reuse charity TRAID in Hornsey Town Hall, Crouch End.

The installation is inspired by Daniella Bowyer’s personal concerns as an artist and mother about attitudes towards fast fashion. The Central St Martins fine art graduate is staging the event to query the hidden realities of the textile industry.

Daniella says: "No one has to buy cheap clothes. We can make a different choice. Our obsession with new is killing us and our planet. Soon, we won't be able to breathe, either psychologically or literally, if we don't re-educate ourselves and make more intelligent choices."

Daniella is inviting people of all ages and skills to take part in free workshops throughout December to hand sew would-be wasted textiles into a river of colour, pattern and texture.

The final piece, which will be unveiled in December, will be strung through the Town Hall to symbolise a river of surplus and waste of clothes which is often unseen by consumers.

The TRAID and Bowyer education team will also be running a special workshop with 100 children from Haringey School.

The free workshops will be running fortnightly and on a drop-in basis at Hornsey Town Hall, The Broadway, Crouch End, N8 9JJ, November 7 and 8 , 21 and 22 and December 5 and 6 from 11am to 4pm. Details: www.traid.org.uk / www.facebook.com/TRAIDcharity @traid #TRAIDTALKS