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Textiles Lab

The Textile Lab will inspire the designer in you! Enter the world of ethical fashion and make a positive impact on the environment by adopting sustainability principles to your designs. If you are looking to stay fabulous, while minimizing environmental impact, this is the place for you.
You are most welcome to learn the basic foundation on how to use an industrial sewing machine and pattern-making specially guided by our expert trainers. Individuals would be actively participating throughout the design classes to experience the flow of the production chain. We will be having talks and sharing sessions with industry experts and leaders to have a better understanding of the fashion world and dive into the real life experiences and knowledge.

What can you do?

Our workshop sessions serve to guide participants to understand the significance of open-source design and what it means to think sustainably. We teach eco-friendly techniques like silk-screen printing, organic dyeing and tie-dyeing are introduced in our lab to further develop individual skills.

Why is it important?

Textile & Fashion @ME.REKA calls out to all curious learners who are passionate about sustainable fashion and hands-on textile projects. Our lab specialises in upcycling and repurposing materials that were once regarded as waste.  Our “Slow Fashion” Lab will serve as a one-stop shop where we provide a huge variety of materials to work with, such as discarded seat belts, banners, discarded felt, scrap leather, designers scrap fabrics, and many more yet to be discovered by our R&D team.

Who is it for?

This space is ideal for potential fashion designers, textile designers, retailers, tailors, accessories designers, pattern makers and even production manager who would want to have an overview on how the fashion industry is like.

Future Careers

Ethical Fashion Designer

 

The Meeting Corner

  • Half day @ RM400
  • Full day @ RM700

Notes:

  • Weekday rates 10% discounts
  • Special rates (30% discounts): NGO, Startup, Student bodies, Social Enterprise
  • Half day, up to 6 hours (including setup and teardown)
  • Full day, up to 10 hours (including setup and teardown)
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What can you make at the Textiles Lab ?

Tote bag

Cloth bags are good, but Tote bags are better. Why? Tote bags, like the ones we’ll teach you how to make are more sustainable to produce and they are super fashionable.

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Keychain Pouch

Throwback to your childhood with these adorable handmade pieces. Sew your very own stuffed doll or turn it into a cute keychain. We recommend making animals with buttons, zippers and strappers but most importantly we want you to have a ton of fun.

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Vintage Cloth Pouch

Using old cloth material you’d otherwise throw away, we teach you how to make your own fashionable pouch. Choose to make a small, medium or a big pouch from used materials.

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Who are our Textiles Lab experts?

Textiles Lab Services

To equip the lab we provide tools and machinery that encompasses a wide range from basic sewing kits to industrial sewing machine. Other machines such as overlock machine, and embroidery machines will be catered for custom design where individuals get to express their creativity.

Textile Lab Machines

We provide tools and machines for people of all levels, from sewing kits to industrial sewing machines, overlock machines and embroidery machines.

  • Industrial sewing machines

An industrial sewing machine provides you with efficiency once you have mastered the basic domestic sewing machine. The robust external motors provide you with the capability workhorse in manufacturing. Unlike the local machine, an industrial machine is durable and can run for an entire working day with recurrent high-speed usage. At Me.reka Makerspace, we provide you with that experience once you feel comfortable and ready to level up. The machine that we will be offering belongs to a well-known, and reliable brand from Japan named JUKI. The model that we have in our workshop is a high-performance single needle, constructed of aluminum die-casting to ensure industrial-quality sewing.

  • Portable Sewing Machine

A portable sewing machine provides sewing enthusiasts with the fundamentals and flexibility on sewing. Keeping versatility in mind and catering to DIY projects such as upholstery, dresses, curtains, etc. Machines like this can perform a variety of stitch types. However, adaptability when it comes to accommodating fabric types won’t be so forgiving. At Me.reka we provide you with the experience of learning the fundamentals on sewing and fulfilling some of your DIY project wishlists. The machines offered are from a historic brand in sewing name Singer. The Singer model 1306 is a compact and sturdy machine ideal for beginners.

  • Overlock Machine

An overlocking machine also known as a serger is specially design to join the edges of one or two pieces of fabric with an overcast or an overlock stitch and cut off the seam allowance as it sews. The overcast creates locks around the seam to ensure that fabric edges won’t unravel with a professional-looking finish.

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Have an idea but don’t have time to DIY? We can sort it out for you too! Come in with your sketch, blueprint, or an idea you pulled out of thin air, and we’ll make it happen. We have a full range of services available from woodworking and welding to circuitry and fabricating.

Share design details, material requirements, challenges and anything else you would like us to know.

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