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Feel Good Fridays – Wear Your Happy®: How Fashion Can Lift Your Mood

26 February @ 11:00 - 11:45 GMT

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Learn how the right clothes can lift your mood and help you thrive while working from home – with fashion designer and positive mental wellbeing champion Karen Arthur. Fabric and fashion tell stories that stay with us long after trends die away. Karen will discuss ideas from her e-book 8 Ways to Wear Your Happy to offer you simple ways to use what you already have. Wear or bring your favourite piece for an instant pick-up!



  • Short welcome from Sophia A Jackson, Events Manager

  • Intro from Karen Arthur

  • What is Wear Your Happy? – How and why to use the clothes in your wardrobe to lift your mood

  • 8 Ways to Wear Your Happy: A step-by-step on how to use the items in your wardrobe to enhance your working from home experience

  • What’s in your wardrobe?

  • Close from Sophia A Jackson


The line-up

Karen Arthur – Founder of ReddskinUK

Karen Arthur is an ex-teacher turned fashion designer, sewing tutor and podcast host who is an advocate for using the power of fashion to aid good mental wellbeing with Wear Your Happy. Karen speaks openly on loneliness, diversity in menopause and the benefits of ageing, and runs workshops teaching people across demographics how to Wear Your Happy in your own wardrobes. 
ReddskinUK website  | ReddskinUK’s Twitter | Karen Arthur’s Instagram



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26 February
11:00 - 11:45 GMT
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