Pink Journal is a flea market concept that emerged during Covid-19 with a will to create a sustainable fashion ecosystem and help change the ways of consuming. At 'The Mending Station' visitors can get inspired to think about reinventing their clothes instead of throwing them away, once they are worn out, boring or out of fashion.
The station will present already up-cycled clothes by the fashion designer Ellen Vinje Sandvik & visual artist Dorota Briestenska, who got into mending out of the will to re-design their own and friend's clothes into unique pieces, with a love for craftsmanship and experimentation.
Bring your garment to the station to discuss its future with the creative duo. Your favourite piece that is damaged but made of quality material, or a piece that is just not exciting to wear anymore can be brought back to life by becoming a garment that feels unique and beautiful again.
Furthermore, the station will offer custom-made patches by both artists, which can easily be placed on any garment, and small embroidery done right on the spot.
The market will take place on the alley in front of the Meatpacking district, on Halmtorvet 46.
About the artists:
Ellen Vinje Sandvik is a fashion designer focusing on revisioning of old techniques and crafts such as decorative embroidery and knitting, heavily inspired by her Norwegian roots. She is a graduate from Scandinavian Academy of Fashion Design in Copenhagen.
Dorota Briestenska is a visual artist and illustrator focusing on the intersection of politics and arts. She is a graduate from the Art and Technology program at Aalborg University.