Led by: Ximena Corcuera

Workshop Description:

Today’s fashion industry has become a world leader, second only to oil, in environmental pollution. It is therefore crucial for consumers and designers alike to embrace new habits and proposals that help contribute to a positive change. Through this online workshop you will learn about sustainable fashion, its causes and consequences, and what you can do to actively contribute toward a better environment through creative and fun upcycling and zero waste design techniques.

Program Overview:

  • Day 1: Causes & Materials

  • Day 2: Consequences / Design Solutions

  • Day 3: Zero waste

  • Day 4: Creative Upcycling

  • Day 5: Boro & Bleach textile interventions

  • Day 6: Upcycled Knit

Take away:

This workshop encompasses 15 hours of theory classes and practical exercises after which you will have a thorough understanding of the concepts of upcycling, recycling, zero waste, garment reinvention techniques, and design solutions. Each student will also create a zero waste upcycled knit fashion piece.

Level: Beginner

Start Date: June 25th, 2020

Format: Online livestream

Duration: 6 days

Maximum capacity per workshop: 14 students

Days: Weekdays only

Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (Los Angeles, CA, USA)


  • Thur 10:30 A.M.  to 12:30 P.M.
  • Fri    10:30 A.M.  to 12:30 P.M.
  • Mon 10:30 A.M.   to  1:30 P.M
  • Tue  10:00 A.M.  to   1:00 P.M.
  • Wed 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M
  • Thur 10:00 A.M.  to  1:00 P.M.

Note: The instructor will provide a 10-minute break in each class.

Price: $400

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Once we can see that your payment has been successfully processed you will receive an e-mail from the school containing an access link to the workshop, specific class instructions, and a list of all the necessary tools and materials you need before class. (Most likely you already have the majority of the items at home.)

Please note: Tuition fees are due three days before the workshop start date. This is to ensure that you have enough time to receive the list of materials needed in order to prepare and gather all your supplies and tools for each class.

If you miss a workshop class you can always watch it again. Recordings of all workshop classes will be available on the live stream platform for students to access for the entire duration of the workshop plus one full day after the last class has been held.


Ximena Corcuera is an artist and fashion designer currently based in Mexico City, Mexico. After graduating with honors in Paris, France she was awarded the Alpes Prize for academic excellence and won 1st place as “Designer of the Year" in the Nuvo Design Competition in 2014.

As a young artist, Corcuera already has a successful career with wide professional experience from over six countries, including, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Spain. She has also collaborated and worked with brands, such as, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Swarovski, Julius Horsthuis, and Disney Consumer Products Latin America, the latter for which she was chosen to be the regional creative director for the young adult market. Her work has been published in various media platforms like Vogue, Grazia, Glow, Huff Magazine, JL Interview, Kavolta, Caras, and Flesh Magazine.

In 2019, Corcuera launched a new project with the vision of sharing stories through fashion.  Her company collaborates on projects with various cultural disciplines, such as, music, dance, history and art. Each project is then translated into a fashion collection consisting of pieces that communicate wearable stories to her audience. As a result, people connect on a deeper level to the story behind the fashion collection and not just to the visually pleasing aspects of the garments

Corcuera works under fair trade standards and promotes slow fashion through small, locally made productions. She strives to explore diverse sustainability and responsible fashion production techniques with every new collection. During her research process for sustainable fashion, she developed a zero waste knitting technique that uses discarded socks and clothing waste as upcycled materials.

Ximena Corcuera.