Tuesday, May 9

Roua AlHalabi will introduce you to the making of natural ink and the dyeing process. The workshop puts our second design principle into action “Make products that don’t create waste or pollution.”

But it will not be all talking, you will get to put your new knowledge into practice! With Roua’s guidance, you will transform organic materials, such as fruit or vegetable, into textile ink by crushing, heating and cooling. You will then use the ink to create some patterns and simplistic designs with block stamps on organic textiles.


Date: Tuesday, May 9 2023
Time: 19.30
Duration: 2.5 hours
Location: Rombout Hogerbeetsstraat 109, 1052VW Amsterdam
Ticket price: € 20,-  / Free with an item of our Spring collection (see voucher in your hangtag)

How to join us!
Do you want to learn more about garment production and join us on our journey towards a more local, circular and social future of fashion? Then join our workshop in our new atelier. You can sign up by sending an email to
Spots are limited so be quick! If you have bought a New Optimist piece from our Spring collection, the workshop is for free!