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Trashion/Refashion Call For Entries
Updated January 25, 2018 7:18 AM | Filed under: Event
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(BLOOMINGTON) - The 2018 presented by Plato's Closet is seeking design entries for its 9th annual show on April 8th, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

Designers can submit up to a total of 3 designs in the Trashion or Refashion category. Designs need to consist of at least 90 percent refashioned or discarded materials. Trashion designs are produced using waste materials other than fabric. Past years' shows included outfits constructed from yoga balls, cat food can lids, video tape, venetian blinds, and shrink wrap. Refashion designs give new life to unworn or discarded garments and household textiles --including commemorative t-shirts, graduation gowns, tablecloths, and a Christmas tree skirt.

Founded in 2009 by former Bloomington resident and artist Jeanne Leimkuhler, the Trashion/Refashion show is a fundraiser for the Center for Sustainable Living. The show serves and supports self-proclaimed and professional artists and designers, and seeks to change beliefs and behaviors about what role clothing plays in our lives. A true grassroots event, Trashion/ Refashion celebrates inclusion and diversity in our community with models and designers of all ages and experience levels. Group submissions are encouraged!

Need help getting started? Come to a Discardia Mending Day on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Monroe County Public Library. Experienced Trashion/Refashion designers will be on hand to help. Attendees are encouraged to bring raw materials and ideas. Sewing machines, fabric scraps, construction advice and inspiration will be provided.
More information, FAQs, rehearsal information, and online submission form can be found at More photos and information can also be found at the Bloomington Trashion Community Facebook page. Designers will be notified of their entry status soon after the March 1 st deadline.

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