Learn to Re-Create

Learn to Re-create was founded by Olusola McKenzie in 2010 as a social enterprise to provide a bridge between the fashion industry and access to entry level opportunities. This was going to be offered to creative people who wanted to develop a career in the sector but lacked training.

The founder had studied Fashion and Textiles and after completing her studies, she felt a deep desire to provide a platform for people who were creative and had an interest in developing a career in Fashion but lacked the technical or business skills and knowledge. She also had a deep interest in producing high-end fashion labels made in UK which had environmental or ethical credentials.

To achieve this goal, her idea was to develop a hub where ethical textiles, enterprise and creative people could come together to enrich and empower lives whilst creating sought after products.

Experienced practitioners as well as individuals who were very early in their career would be involved to provide a stimulating learning and creative environment where skills are shared and exchanged. Collaborative working with other disciplines would be encouraged to realise real-life commissions similar to the operations in a factory setting.

This was also to be an interesting and buzzing place where hobbyists and crafters could dip in and dip out to create a beautiful personal product accompanied by the most wonderful and memorable learning experience.

Her goals were going to be achieved in stages and she started with setting up the training unit of the business.

Learn to Re-create is a social enterprise that aims to provide fashion and textile crafts training as part of a vocational support programme and employment to vulnerable or economically disadvantaged adults. In addition we offer clothes re-styling workshops to eco-conscious individuals and deliver specialist services to businesses in the textile and fashion industry.

Our business represents a hub where ethical textiles, enterprise and creative people come together to enrich and empower lives whilst creating sought after products.


We support and promote eco-friendly textile production methods that incorporate environmentally friendly production methods, heritage and cultural themes in the design of services and products.

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