Muto works with Leicestershire Trading Standards to creatively upcycle seized counterfeit goods that would otherwise be destined for landfill. Muto also works with a large amount of unwanted textiles donated from the local community and aims to reduce the need for landfill by raising awareness of how to extend the life of clothing.

The project engages vulnerable adults across the County and teaches them how to rebrand and upcycle textiles using basic sewing skills. Participants can gain a wide range of skills in sewing, IT, retail and social media.

Muto works with volunteers from the local community who support the project by making upcycled items to sell, supporting workshop participants, overseeing online sales and attending trade events and festivals.

The project runs from various community venues and a vintage bus.( ex Cath Kidston tour bus). The bus enables workshops to run in rural and hard to reach communities as well as being a focal point at festivals and events. 

Upcycling workshops run weekly from Monday-Thursday across the County from 10am-1pm in areas linked to social deprivation and low incomes. The project also attends regular events and festivals during the Summer months to raise awareness of the project and generate an income for the Falcon Centre community inclusion programme. If you would like to purchase some of its handmade items please visit:

If you would like to find out more please visit, or book the bus for a Muto workshops, please contact [email protected]