esa's classes + events!

from lectures to d.i.y workshops we have a little something for everyone!
take a look at the different classes we offer below

Fashion Addicts Anonymous: community led forums. Whether you just found out that fashion is one of the most wasteful industries in the world and you want to do something about it, or you have been angry for years, these community led forums are designed to be a place to vent frustrations and develop lasting solutions together. 

"It's always great to see and hear from others who care. We often feel isolated in having opinions that diverge from the day to day mindless cycle of consumption. The meeting was refreshing in that sense." - anonymous feedback from FAA attendee

Ripped at the Seams:
industry expert/professor-led talks delving deep into issues in fashion and what solutions we can create together.

"This is going to change how I shop for clothes completely and how I dispose of old clothes"-anonymous feedback from cotton RatS
"I have a greater understanding of how to use cotton responsibly, which is what I was hoping to achieve." - anonymous feedback from cotton RatS attendee

Not Your Grandma’s Sewing Circle: mending and DIY workshops with thought provoking discussions as an opportunity to take matters into your own hands with the support of esa's community. 

"This was really great! The competition was an awesome way to engage and have fun. Also reaping with less experienced guests and making sure they take away a skill is important and I feel that happened :)" - anonymous feedback from Bros, Brews and Buttons NYGSC attendee

Our signature events:

Do + Brew: a seasonal d.i.y. (do it yourself) party to dip your toes in d.i.y and mending activities. The average U.S. citizen throws away 70 pounds of clothing every year. Learn how to transform your old clothing into something new while sipping on some brews and listening to some tunes, and save clothing from hitting landfill! 

Conscious Shopping Tours: seasonal small ethical shopping groups visit various NYC neighborhoods, offering styling advice and responsible shopping tips. We partner with conscious boutiques and vintage shops, that offer exclusive deals or gifts. follow along and shop all things sustainable and ethical while also creating connections and friendships.



we are always looking for dedicated conscious consumers to lead our FAA forums, skilled makers to lead workshops and experts to lead talks and discussions. email if you're interested in pushing the conscious fashion movement forward!