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FAQs

 

WHO ARE WE?

Apricus is a student company located in London, formed as part of the Young Enterprise scheme. Our goal is to increase awareness of the detrimental effect that the fast fashion industry has on the environment by creating a simple yet enjoyable way to help every generation do their own part in our mission of environmental sustainability.

WHAT IS SEW SIMPLE?

Our sewing and thrifting guide will show you how to upcycle old garments and turn them into something you actually want to wear, with the aim of reducing your dependence on fast fashion for stylish clothing. Starting from teaching you the basic stiches you need, you'll eventually move to more complicated patterns and embroidery. 

Alongside the guide, you'll receive a sewing kit to help you get started.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

For just £10, you'll receive both the Sew Simple upcycling guide and a beginner's sewing kit. Shipping cost is £3, if delivered to your address by second class Royal Mail delivery. No delivery charges, if collected from The Tiffin Girls’ School, Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5PL

WHERE CAN I BUY SEW SIMPLE?

You can buy Sew Simple through our website on the Order Now page or via our page here on the Young Enterprise Trading Station.

WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?

Due to the nature of this product we do not accept returns. However do not hesitate to contact us if there is a problem and we will do everything we can to ensure you are satisfied with your Sew Simple product.

 

WHY SHOULD I BUY IT?

The manufacturing of fast fashion products is the third biggest pollutant in the UK. It is imperative that we all do our bit to reduce our collective carbon footprint. By sewing new clothes and upcycling pre-loved items, you can help to combat this environmental threat. The fast fashion industry has also faced controversy surrounding the treatment of garment makers. It is estimated that only 7% of them receive a living wage. The best way to ensure that your clothes are made fairly and equitably is to make them yourself.

Many people are unaware of  the adverse impact that the fashion industry has on the environment. By buying our product, you will help to reduce the negative impact of fast fashion whilst exploring your creativity and learning a useful skill. As students, we want to ensure the wellbeing of the planet that is our future.

WHERE CAN I FIND INSPIRATION?

We understand that the most difficult part of the garment making process is deciding what to make! 

Check out our Pinterest boards here to find simple embroidery patterns and beginner sewing projects.