Mikan was founded in Kyoto in early 2016 by French designer Clementine Sandner. Mikan's designs give a new life to precious antique Japanese textiles by turning them into functional and covetable accessories. Each product is handcrafted in Japan using beautiful discarded Kimono and Obi silks. Each piece is unique or produced in very limited runs. Mikan's founder Clementine also conducts immersive workshops, in Japan and around the globe, to share her passion for upcycling and allow the public to create their own treasure rather than buying it.
Join Clementime this September in Melbourne and learn how to turn an antique Kimono into a brand new design. You will join a three hour class to create your bag from scratch, picking the fabric of your choice amoung a selection of ancient Kimono sourced in diferent regions of Japan.
If you don't have any sewing skills, don't worry! You will be guided step by step, and Clementine will make sure you leave with a stunning bag. Juniors (12 years+) are also welcome, please select the junior ticket if you are under 18 years old.
There are four workshop sessions from 7 – 8 September.
The workshop will take place at The Social Studio, a social enterprise that is hosting Mikan while in Australia.