Garmology podcast: Tailoring academically – With Brita Hirsch of The Tailoring Academy (#129)

Today’s episode takes us to Macclesfield, where Brita Hirsch is celebrating 5 years since starting The Tailoring Academy. From an inconspicuous start upstairs at the local haberdashery shop to its current incarnation with 40 students from a wide range of nationalities and ages, both in-house and online. As per usual, the route that led there isn’t straightforward and Brita is happy to share the story. Get ready for a heady mix of historical, industrial, esthetical, the Great Northern Cloth, research, collaborations and a little engineering.

You can find Brita and The Tailoring Academy on Instagram as @tailoringacademy and on the web as

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