Generation Atlas is all about creating the future. During the week, your challenge will be to develop your own label with an eco-conscience spin. You’ll work with a variety of textiles, design a logo, learn about the retail market of the fashion industry, discuss your key demographic and plan how to effectively market your clothing brand.
But here’s the challenge - can you make your brand as eco–friendly as possible?
Did you know that polyester takes more than 200 years to decompose? And that 80 billion garments are bought around the world every year?! As the second-biggest polluting industry in the world, fast fashion is harming our planet, and we’re going to be the generation that fixes it! On this mission, you’ll discover materials you’ve never heard of - did you know you can make leather from waste mangoes and fabric from pineapple fibres?! You’ll also experiment with cotton plants, silk worms and wool straight from the sheep!
During the week you’ll create eco dyes using natural products like onion skins, foraged plants, coffee and seeds, and you’ll learn how to upcycle clothing using visible mending with embroidery and patchwork. Discover how to use fruits and vegetables to create stamps for printing, and get inspired by nature as you master the art of needle felting to make your own animal brooch.
As the week progresses, you’ll design and build your own pop-up boutique to display your brilliant creations for your family and friends to see, and maybe buy their favourites!
Are you ready to kick-start Generation Atlas? What are you waiting for?!
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
11 - 13 (Years 6 - 8). If you have any question about this or if you are unsure and would like to talk through with us, please free to call or email the team. We'll be very happy to advise.
Our Lead Facilitators tend to be practising Makers and Designers with experience of leading projects for children. They are supported by Educators. We operate an overall ratio of 1:8 in our camps. All facilitators are DBS and reference checked; all undergo The Hive in-house safeguarding training. Sites include several fully qualified First Aiders.
Five-day mission with the flexibility to book 1 - 5 days.
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4pm.
Extended care is also available from 8.30am to 6pm - an additional charge applies.
END OF MISSION SHOWCASE
All Hive missions finish with an exhibition, showcase or performance for parents.The format depends on each particular mission. We usually ask parents to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early to get the most out of the showcases.
The price for this mission starts at £72.00 per child for 1 day. We also offer sibling, multi-week and group discounts. Please click here to see our price list.
One free Hive T-Shirt is given to each child on this mission. Replacements will be charged for at a rate of £8 per T-shirt