Do you have a beautiful sweater, scarf or hat that you don’t wear anymore? What about plush toys that are no longer a child’s favorite? Anthropologie will host several re-workshops where you take items that have fallen out of favor in your house and rework them into a sentimental gift.

The official press release follows:
Just in time for the holidays, Anthropologie will debut a special series of craft workshops that will tug at customers’ heartstrings, as well as those of their family and friends. Given the current state of the economy, customers will be thrilled to discover how extraordinary and meaningful a hand-crafted, remade gift can be. They will find that their work possesses more of their true self and sentiment and helps to convey crucial messages regarding the needs for reinvention and reuse from economic to environmental.

Eleven Anthropologie store locations will host workshops lead by designers and buyers from the retailer’s Philadelphia home office. Projects will vary by location. Workshops will take place in the first and second weeks of December.

Space will be limited. Most workshops will accommodate 15 – 20 people. There will be no fee for materials however some workshops may require participants to bring key items. Light refreshments will be served.

Anthropologie is an innovative lifestyle retailer that offers an uncommon selection of merchandise to women ages 30 – 45. Founded in 1992 by the Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters Inc., Anthropologie currently maintains 118 stores, as well as a popular catalog and website.

Here are the participating locations:

Rethink Wrapping Paper
Tampla, Fla (12/1)
Minneapolis, MN (12/8)

Revitalise Ornaments
Portland, OR (12/5)
LA – The Grove (12/8)

Reinvent Plush Toys
Berkeley, CA (12/3)
San Antonio, TX (12/9)

Rework Cardigan Sweaters
Dallas, TX (12/7)
Chestnut Hill, MA (12/7)

Refashion Blouses
Newport Beach, CA (12/7)

Revamp Gloves & Hats
Santa Monica, CA (12/7)

Renew Scarves
Boulder, CO (12/4)

Refresh Hair Accessories
Short Hills, NJ (12/5)

The Press Release does not provide signup info but I’m sure you could either call or visit to sign up at any of the participating locations. None in NYC so I will be missing out but it sounds like a cool idea!

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