Facilitated by our creative collective, our workshop can be a single event or can span multiple classes within a series to further knowledge and hands-on skill sharing through design. Bringing together Academia, Corporation, and Community members to share in the design process by learning from one another for positive lasting social change. 

DESIGNwith creates space for both social mobility and environmental sustainability by empowering our community through design and material reuse. Participants can expect to learn, create, make, and take home a custom product prototype. 

We announce our programing and important details on both our Instagram Page and here.  
Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Tickets can be acquired below in the workshop details. Our design lab accommodates a small number of seats due to fire code safety and prefered learning outcomes.


Join our virtual jewelry-making workshop that focuses on using reclaimed materials (aka fabric scraps)! Facilitated by Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop and members of the DESIGNwith team, this hands-on online workshop will teach you traditional craft techniques to make a custom necklace using hand sewing skills.

During this workshop, you will learn from Rafia, a member of the Regent Park Sewing Studio in Toronto, who co-designed the jewelry piece with the DESIGNwith lab. This workshop is perfect for makers who want to enhance their skills by learning new techniques and gaining insights into sustainable design. You will leave with a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry to wear or give as a gift. So, join us for an opportunity to participate in the circular economy by connecting with the community through making, material reuse, and knowledge sharing!

This livestream workshop will use the Zoom platform. Access link, supply list and preparation instructions provided upon registration. Participants will need to prepare and piece fabrics before the workshop.

Recording of tutorial sections of the workshop will be available for 2 weeks after the event.


Date of event: May 3rd, 2023

Type: Virtual

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Skill level: Appropriate for confident beginners and intermediate sewists. If you've made at least one quilt and can hand-sew a teeny bit, this will be great for you!



Weekend Intensive Sneaker-Making Workshop Using Reclaimed Leather

Learn the art of hand-making your own sneaker prototype using reclaimed materials in our Two-Day Intensive Sneaker Making Workshop. Participants will learn shoe-making techniques while assembling a customized pair of sneakers using reclaimed leather and a rubber cup sole. The workshop is guided by a paper pattern developed by Nelson Silva that allows the ease of sneaker-making without the high cost of traditional shoe-making. Participants will have the option to personalize their sneaker prototype through material choice or decorative methods.

Hosted by DESIGNwith, an innovative design lab committed to social innovation and environmental sustainability, this workshop offers an opportunity to engage in sustainable design practices while creating a unique pair of sneakers.

April 29th 10:00am - 3:00pm

April 30th 10:00am - 5:00pm

Prerequisite: None! This class is great for beginners who are interested in sewing, design, and sneaker-making.

Workshop Supplies: Workshop fees include workshop registration and in-shop use of sewing machines, tools, and materials.