From Trash to Treasure on Reuse Runway

. September 30, 2019.

SCRAP Box, Ann Arbor’s “creative reuse store” centered around inspiring its patrons toward unique and inventive ways of recycling materials, will hold its first “Reuse Runway” fashion show on October 26 as part of Briarwood Mall’s Boo Bash. This inaugural event will allow area designers to demonstrate their ability to turn materials, otherwise headed to a landfill, into wearable fashion to be modeled on the runway.

“Each design must have an environmental impact component that will be approved at the initial workshop,” said Claire Tyra, director of SCRAP Box Ann Arbor. “All garments will be made from 75% Reuse Materials. Designers can, of course, find these items at SCRAP, but are encouraged to collect on their own as well. Models will walk the runway and showcase the designs as their environmental impact piece is announced to the crowd.”

Designers had to register by September 15, with scholarships offered to interested participants. The event, first held at SCRAP Box’s sister location in Denton, TX, is focused on bringing issues of conservation to the public in a creative and thought-provoking way, Tyra said.

“We hope that through the creation and construction of these garments, designers will have the chance to explore their own creativity and to inspire the audience to look at all the possibilities we have to live more sustainable lives.”

For more information on SCRAP Box or to inquire about registering as a designer, visit scrapbox.org.

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