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Latitude DIY: Badge Making

Posted by Tom Kirkby Marketing Assistant at Oxfam

14th Jul 2012


Throughout the weekend the Oxfam Fashion team have been on the hunt for DIY style. As Latitude revellers scramble to the Oxfam Festival Shop for shelter from the rain, we have been offering some DIY master classes. Some of the most effective ways of adding to your wardrobe can often been the simplest.

An easy to make badge design can transform a look by adding a bold edge and extra flare.  Our shop volunteers have been busy badge making for eager customers looking to get involved in customising their festival attire. The designs can compliment any look no matter how formal or informal it may be.

Lucy Broadhurst

Shop volunteer Lucy Broadhurst has taken time out of her day to show us how it's done. The shop team made use of fabric from donated clothes.


As the fabric is cut to size, Lucy added extra bits of material to create a collage of different cloth. To get the most out of the designs she made sure as much colour as possible was on display.

Badge maker

Once the chosen material is fixed in place, a plastic film is placed over the top of the badge and clamped to the fabric.

Lucy makes the badge

The finished look is perfect for festivals and goes with any garment. Latitude is known for it's ethereal atmosphere and the DIY look is certainly on trend throughout this year's festival season.

Lucy models her handiwork

Whilst the team were busy with their customisation, we bumped into Oxfam Fashion's biggest badge making fan. Don't try this one at home!

Badge fan

Blog post written by Tom Kirkby

Marketing Assistant at Oxfam

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