Saturday, June 26, 2010

Worn Again 2010!

A Recycled Fashion benefit for Books on Wheels
Friday, July 2nd at Art6 (6 East Broad Street)
Doors open at 6, Fashion Show re-cycle from 7:30-9:30
$5 minimum donation at the door.

Worn Again 2010 is our 7th Recycled fashion extravaganza and the latest opportunity for Richmond designers to take the Worn Again challenge.
This year 27 designers and artists have been working with a bag of cast-off clothing and materials (provided by Team Worn Again), turning them into recycled runway masterpieces! After making it past our Worn Again Jury on June 27th, The top designs will walk in our moving fashion exhibition during July's First Friday art walk at Art6.

Since it's 2005 debut in Richmond, Team Worn Again's goal has been to promote a recycled lifestyle that is innovative, creative, accessible and always fashionable! Part of this mission includes raising money for other local grass roots non-profits and strengthening positive efforts in our local community and beyond. Both Team Worn Again and Books on Wheels have shared the experience of taking our missions to New Orleans and we are proud that all proceeds from Worn Again 2010 will benefit Books on Wheels.

Books on Wheels is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that brings free books and free bicycle repair to low income communities. As a mobile operation Books on Wheels is able to take this mission beyond Richmond and around the country. By providing free books and helping educate community members about basic bicycle maintenance, Books on Wheels ensures access to valuable life-long skills that promote both physical and mental wellness. While Books on Wheels commonly works with at-risk youth their services are available to everyone.

We are also creating our first "Mini-guide to Living a Worn Again lifestyle". This mini-guide will feature a shopping guide that highlights businesses which foster a fabulous spirit that supports creativity, re-use and the importance of staying local. Our guide will also include tips and projects that you can use at home to infuse creative reuse into your everyday living. There will be a limited run of these guides and all proceeds from sales of our "Mini-Guide to Living a Worn Again Lifestyle" will be donated to Books on Wheels. Please make sure you pick one up at Worn Again 2010.

For more information about Worn Again 2010 or if you have any questions please contact:

Team Worn Again would like to thank:

Ellwood Thompson's
4 North Thompson Street

Chop Suey Books
2913 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
804. 422.8066

Quirk Gallery
311 West Broad Street

404 North Harrison Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Paul's Place
1009 Overbrook Road

Main Art Supply and Framing
1537 West Main Street

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