Lockdown Community Bunting!

Gladrags and Sew Fabulous teamed up to make community bunting that is now being loaned out for free to
community events and celebrations. Across our city and beyond, this creative lockdown project saw people of all ages putting fabric scraps and worn-out clothes to good use, making single bunting flags from home. Some of our makers were able to come together in August 2020 for a covid-safe workshop to assemble reams of beautiful bunting...all 200 metres of it!

With it's first outing at Moulsecoomb Primary School, for their Brighton Festival 2021 on-site performance of 'Arbor the Tree',
our bunting is proving popular. If you would like to book some for your event, please contact us here.

We still welcome bunting-makers into the fold, so if you would like to take part, please see all the original info here.

Want to use our bunting flags?

Our very successful community project reaped over 200m of bunting flags. Thank you to all our makers and volunteers. 

Ideal to brighten up any event, we have a large selection of colour combinations suitable for birthday parties, celebrations, outdoor events, school fairs, weddings, children's parties, and community festivals.

The bunting is now available to hire for free to community events. For other organisations/individuals cost is 50p p/m.  Click here to view full details of colours and lengths. 


is an environmentally friendly and professionally equipped community sewing studio based in Brighton Open Market. Their mission is to empower people of all ages and abilities to explore their creativity in a sustainable and conscious fashion. They offer sewing and textiles classes and as a not-for-profit social enterprise they do so with a sliding-scale of payment. They raise awareness about textile waste and organise  action-based events around this.

Sign up for classes or find out more at Sew-fabulous.org 
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1960s style bunting


 is a unique, creative, eco-minded charity providing costumes to youth and community projects, schools & colleges, amateur & fringe arts. We resource activities that are educational, that entertain communities or that support wellbeing, and we subsidise all this by providing party outfits to the general public.

We run a re-cycling and re-homing scheme for costumes and fabrics and take our skills into the  community, with sewing, dress-up and storytelling activities for children as well as reminiscence sessions with older people.

                                                                                                                                          Thank you East Brighton Trust for funding this project