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Echo x London Design Festival

By Tom Fraser-Ivens
17.08.2021


For London Design Festival 2021, Echo are delighted to be curating a workshop tour of some of Park Royal’s most talented makers and designers. Hidden behind closed doors in London’s largest industrial estate you will find zine-writers, tailors, prosthetic-limb-makers, and much more through Echo’s eclectic lineup.

Hosted over Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of September in the centre of Park Royal you can hop from workshop to workshop by booking tickets to suit your interests. All events are within walking distance of each other, and are running at reduced capacity due to covid caution, so make sure to book your tickets (see event descriptions below) to secure your place.

You are all invited to pop in to Echo’s open-studio in Excelsior Studios to meet the team, post an Echo listing on our physical marketplace, and trade Echoes with other festival participants. (Excelsior Studios, 17-19 Sunbeam Rd, NW10 6JP)

We also encourage everyone to come together on the Friday evening for our Echo Mixer social event, in partnership with ALOOKINTO; diversity-in-film champions (tickets)

 

Festival overview

Friday 24th – 12:00 – 45 min – Meet the Maker: Pip Hackett, Milliner (tickets)

Friday 24th – 13:30 – 45 min – Meet the Maker: Harrison Baines-Hilton, tailor (tickets)

Friday 24th – 15:00 – 1hr 15 min – Meet the Maker: Wuzzy, denim tailor (tickets)

Friday 24th – 16:30 – 45 min – Workshop Tour: Koalaa Prosthetics (tickets)

Friday 24th – 18:00 – 3 hrs 30 min – Echo x ALOOKINTO: Industry talk & Echo Mixer (tickets)

Sat 25th 12:00 – 45 min – Meet the Maker: Raf El Baz, Goodwaste: eco-industry (tickets)

Sat 25th 13:30 – 1hr 15 min – Meet the Maker: Wuzzy, denim tailor (tickets)

Sat 25th 15:00 – 45 min – Meet the Maker: Pip Hackett, Milliner (tickets)

Sat 25th 16:30 – 45 min – Meet the Maker: Harrison Baines-Hilton, tailor (tickets)

 

Programme of events

Friday 24th 12:00 – 12:45

Pip Hackett Millinery – QueensRollaHouse Studios, 18 Trading Estate Road, NW10 7LU

Meet the Maker: Pip Hackett to view her latest collection of Millinery inspired by the 1940’s Canary Girls. She will also be available to demonstrate how to make a 1940’s WW2 Land Girl turban-style hat – a classic accessory to add some glamour to your day!

 

Friday 24th 13:30 – 14:15

Harrison Baines-Hilton – QueensRollaHouse Studios, 18 Trading Estate Road, NW10 7LU

Meet the Maker: Harrison Baines-Hilton, Savile Row tailor and fashion designer as he demonstrates all the steps required to craft a double jetted pocket as practised on Savile Row. Any questions the audience may have regarding the bespoke industry and tailoring skills are also welcome in a short Q & A at the end of the workshop.

 

Friday 24th 15:00 – 16:15

By.Wuzzy – Excelsior Studios, 17-19 Sunbeam Rd, NW10 6JP

Make your denim masterpiece with sustainable fashion entrepreneur Wuzzy. This “bring your own denim” 1hr making workshop will allow you to have your own denim pieces reworked at By.Wuzzy. You can even leave your jeans to be completely reworked at By.Wuzzy into a bespoke garment.

 

Friday 24th 16:30 – 17:15

Koalaa Prosthetics – Studio 14 Standard Studios, 9 Standard Road, NW10 6EX

Workshop Tour of Koalaa Prosthetics: If you were anything like the team at Koalaa then you may have had a picture in your head about what prosthetics could do and what they look like. The reality today is very different. We’ll be giving a behind-the-scenes look at what prosthetic limbs are like today, and how Koalaa is designing them completely differently for tomorrow.

 

Friday 24th 18:00 – 21:00

ALOOKINTO – 37-39 N Acton Rd, NW10 6PF

Tickets

Join Echo & ALOOKINTO for drinks and discussion with a panel of young creatives, exploring how we can collectively build a more diverse and inclusive creative sector. Panellists will share their stories of starting their own companies, creating more socially aware spaces and championing community-led business. The evening will continue with an ‘Echo Mixer’ social event where you can spark connections with other local creatives. Drinks and nibbles available.

Saturday 25th 12:00 – 12:45

Goodwaste – Excelsior Studios, 17-19 Sunbeam Rd, NW10 6JP

Meet the Maker: Rafael El Baz to get an insight into the design process and development of his current project, ‘Take a seat’. Raf will introduce you to a series of stools being made, each one produced using materials that link to specific businesses or locations.

 

Saturday 25th 13:30 – 14:45

By.Wuzzy – Excelsior Studios, 17-19 Sunbeam Rd, NW10 6JP

Make your denim masterpiece with sustainable fashion entrepreneur Wuzzy. This “bring your own denim” 1hr making workshop will allow you to have your own denim pieces reworked at By.Wuzzy. You can even leave your jeans to be completely reworked at By.Wuzzy into a bespoke garment.

 

Saturday 25th 15:00 – 15:45

Pip Hackett Millinery – QueensRollaHouse Studios, 18 Trading Estate Road, NW10 7LU

Meet the Maker: Pip Hackett to view her latest collection of Millinery inspired by the 1940’s Canary Girls. She will also be available to demonstrate how to make a 1940’s WW2 Land Girl turban-style hat – a classic accessory to add some glamour to your day!

 

Saturday 25th 16:30 – 17:15

Harrison Baines-Hilton – QueensRollaHouse Studios, 18 Trading Estate Road, NW10 7LU

Meet the Maker: Harrison Baines-Hilton, Savile Row tailor and fashion designer as he demonstrates all the steps required to craft a double jetted pocket as practised on Savile Row. Any questions the audience may have regarding the bespoke industry and tailoring skills are also welcome in a short Q & A at the end of the workshop.