|Special thanks to Cliff Jette for the photo shoot AND the Solid Waste Agency for the piles|
I will share in another post some behind the scenes images. I have one LADYFIT that didn't make the photo spread. It's a fantastic garment made from thick floral upholstery, threads left behind from sewing projects, and my favorite thrift find: black + white stripe skirt.
The idea behind these LADYFITS were about materials/scraps left behind after my sewing projects. I quite enjoy the waste left behind after a LADYFIT. Instead of throwing away the threads + odd shapes of fabric left behind, I decided to utilize them as adornment.
This article/photo spread is for
RECYCLE IN STYLE: THRIFT BY DESIGN
On April 30th, the catwalk goes green.
The Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency, in association with Goodwill of the
Heartland, presents the 3rd Annual Recycle In Style Fashion Show. This yearʼs theme: Thrift
by Design. All of the models will be showcasing materials that came from a thrift store,
resourced into something wearable.
Local thrift artist Sonya Darrow will showcase LADYFITS, alongside garments from Goodwill
and local designers Ramona Muse, Carissa Starleaf and Brooke Dearborn. Each designer
will bring a different storyline to thrifting by educating the audience on ways to view a
material as sustainable fashion. The featured clothing requires no additional consumption of
resources and promotes the use of recycled textiles to create new designs.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30th, with the show beginning at 7:00 p.m. The free
event will be held at Goodwill of the Heartlandʼs Cedar Rapids Center, 1441 Blairs Ferry
Road NE, Cedar Rapids.
Space is limited: RSVP through
The Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency launched and has sponsored the
Recycle in Style fashion show the past three years. The Agencyʼs recycling and landfill
services are available to all Linn County residents and businesses.
WHAT: Recycle in Style: Thrift By Design
WHERE: 1441 Blairs Ferry Road NE, Cedar Rapids
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)