WOLFEBORO — Makers Mill (formerly known as GALA) and the Governor Wentworth Arts Council, two local organizations with a shared mission of fostering creativity, are collaborating on the production of The Upcycled Fashion Show: an event that is designed to celebrate ingenuity, environmental awareness, and community spirit.
The Upcycled Fashion Show encourages participants and their families to make upcycled fashion. fashionDesigns made from recycled or repurposed material, individually or in groups. The primary purpose of the emphasis on local youth in this project is to create climate awareness in future generations as well as promote creativity and confidence. The designs must incorporate at least 75% recycled, reused or repurposed material. Participants and teams will be invited during the conference to share their designs. fashion showYou must be your own model for the event.
The event’s date corresponds to Earth Day celebrations all over the world. It will take place the day after at Makers Mill 23 Bay St., from 7-9 p.m. If pandemic restrictions are still in effect, the event will be conducted in accordance to all COVID-19 requirements, whether they are federal, state, or town.
Makers Mill will host a series workshops that will be led by artists prior to The Upcycled Fashion Show. They will take place between January 2022 and March 2022. These workshops are intended to prepare participants for their presentation at the runway. However, three of them will be open to the public. They include: Learn to sew (an introduction to hand- and machine sewing processes); Fashion Design Innovations (3D printing, lights and other); and Fashion Design Innovations (3D printing). fashion designInnovations) “What is Upcycling?”(An exploration of green processes to make art objects). Materials for workshops will also be provided. Registering participants will receive two additional workshops. These workshops will allow them to provide feedback and answer questions. fashion designProjects
Anyone under 18 must be a part of a team or have a permission slip signed and signed by their parent or guardian to allow them to attend The Upcycled Fashion show and workshops. Participants or guardians must sign a waiver releasing both the organizations and all associated artists, teachers, volunteers. They must also agree to allow images and videos to be used for promotional purposes.
Registration will open in November. Registration is limited and will only be accepted on a first-come first serve basis. It is highly recommended that participants register as soon as possible. You can find more information about the Upcycled Fashion Show and workshops at www.makersmill.org. If you would like to get involved or have any questions, contact Liz Helfer at [email protected]