Fashion with a purpose

There’s fashion and then there’s trashion, and in the case of Trash Inc. Creative Reuse Center‘s Friday, Nov. 12 Trashion Show, repurposed-wear is the new black.

“Make plans this Friday night for our 1st Annual Trashion Show,” the organization says in a Facebook invite. “Come see and shop the amazing and inventive clothing and accessories of talented local reuse and upcycle designers for both children and adults. Take in a full runway show with our fabulous emcees, enjoy refreshments and meet the designers. This year we are happy to announce that our Trashion Show is to benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue with a suggested donation of $10. Please make sure to RSVP as we have limited space and want to see you there!” (Below, upcycled clothing at Trash Inc.)

Seven designers will showcase upcycled clothing and accessories and, according to an email to Xpress, “some of the rescue animals will walk the runway.”

Bloggers The Adventures of Supermom writes, “I’m really excited about this because my friend Renee of Candy Stick Lane is participating in the show!!!! Please check out Renee’s ETSY shop. Order something. You will love it!!!!!!

“I will be there at the Trashion Show and will post pictures so you can see the excitement!!!! I also get to post pictures of my girls modeling!!! Renee made the girls some outfits for the Trashion Show.”

And Miss Candy Stick Lane herself writes, via her blog, writes, “YAY! I’ve been sewing like mad…I was actually in the studio for 12 hours today and Ill be there all week sewing away!

“The Fashion Show will feature artist in Asheville that re-use or re-purpose. …I will be donating 100% of my sales to the rescue as well!” (Below, one of her skirts.)

The event takes place at 95 Thompson St., Asheville; limited seating so RSVP here.


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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