clementine sandner
clementine sandner

"Create your own Mikan bag "
Workshop Experience.


Melbourne 2019,
March 8th & 10th

Mikan is an accessories brand that gives new life to precious antique Japanese textiles
by transforming them into contemporary, functional pieces. Handcrafted in the city of Kyoto
utilising beautiful discarded Kimono and Obi silks (some more than half-a-century old!),
each bespoke product is a one-of-a-kind or a very limited edition.

Mikan founder and Esmod Fashion institute lecturer, Clementine Sandner,
will lead this immersive workshop, in which participants will craft
their own Mikan bag from scratch.

This hands-on experience presents an opportunity to reconsider rampant consumerism
and waste. Not only you will leave the workshop with a totally unique and highly-covetable
new accessory, but you will also gain valuable insight into the full production process,
so that you can continue creating into the future! And join Mikan in ensuring past beauties
still have a place in our modern lives...

Workshop March 8th &10th, 10:00-18:00 (bookings required, class is limited to 10 each day)

Fee: $70, including all materials – antique Japanese silks and precious fabrics,
original Mikan patterns, and overheads of venue: The Social Studio*, a social enterprise that
is kindly hosting Mikan while in Australia.

Closing reception 10th, 19:00 to 21:00

Free entry
Join Mikan, participants and friends for a drink, chat and chance to peruse an exhibition
of pieces created during the workshops, alongside her wider range of designs.

*All income generated by The Social Studio is invested into its valuable work, supporting students,
staff and migrants communities. The Collingwood-based not-for-profit focuses on positive education
and employment outcomes, environmental benefits, and social inclusion.