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TAILOR & CREATIVE LAB

"The intellect always cuts and divides like a pair of scissors. The heart sews things together and unites like a needle. The tailor uses both."

Mata Amritanandamayi

ABOUT THE TAILOR & CREATIVE LAB

Since ANKAA Project started in 2018, we offered creative workshops and tailoring classes.
Until today, our tailoring workshop has become an important pillar of the project and currently we run courses for 4 different levels. Our tailoring courses are project based and combine theoretical and practical knowledge.
Furthermore, we created a screen printing lab where students can learn the basic techniques and where we could create customised designs for our customers. Additionally, soap making workshops have been held in ANKAA where students created beautiful soaps out of olive, castor and coconut oil.

TAILOR & CREATIVE LAB IN NUMBERS

26
tailor classes

15
creative workshops

6 - 10
students per class

3
talented tailors

20.000
products created

250
students

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DO YOU WANT TO SUPPORT OUR TAILOR & CREATIVE LAB?

With 30€ per month, you can support one student per month for a tailoring course.
This amount covers all expenses related to the  classes, including the materials and equipment, the teachers and the space.

Did you know?

We are not only offering courses and workshops in sewing and handicrafts, but we also create high-quality products from upcycled and/or local materials.
We create:

  • the beautiful mimycri collection

  • our own ANKAA designs

  • designs for other customers and partners as an ethical production site

  • merchandise and corporate gifts for companies

  • and so much more...

We collaborate with mimycri, a Berlin not-for-profit organisation.
Since June 2020, ANKAA is designing, selling and shipping the mimycri by ANKAA bags and backpacks out of Athens.
The designs are hand-made by our experienced tailors using the broken material from boats that once carried refugees.

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