These D.I.Y. Sewing Kits Teach Kids the Value of Making Clothes That Last
Before fast fashion became the norm, children typically learned how to make their own clothes, often from their parents or from their home ec teachers at school. Edinburgh, Scotland–based knitwear designer Maija Nygren, a former children’s theater costumer, recognized the cultural shift in her eight-year-old daughter’s curriculum, in which sewing was notably absent. “We and future generations are losing traditional skills that we haven’t been without in human history,” Nygren says. So in 2018, she founded Almaborealis, a line of D.I.Y. sewing kits that teach kids the value of creating garments that last.