CALL FOR DESIGNERS / Project Upcycle 2022

3S Artspace and Recovergirl invite emerging designers of New England to apply to compete in the sustainable fashion design challenge — Project Upcycle: New England Streetwear Edition.


Who is eligible to apply?  Designers (and aspiring designers), ages 18+, currently residing in New England, (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI), with less than 5 consecutive years of professional fashion design experience.  Everyone from students to self-taught designers to working designers and retirees is enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

What is the challenge?  Eight emerging designers are selected to participate in this fast-paced 2-day design challenge. Each designer will design and execute their vision of a New England streetwear look using deadstock fabric and excess materials from New England manufacturers. Prepare yourself for some twists!

More details are listed on the application webpage.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Application Deadline:  EXTENDED TO JUNE 10th!!!

Designers Announced:  Friday, June 24, 2022
Design Competition:  
Thursday, October 20 – Saturday, October 22, 2022

Project Upcycle Runway Event: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Video by My Friend Dan

Got questions? Ask me anything in the comments.

My 2021 Sewing Plans

My friend Kirsten and I are challenging each other to sew more in 2021. We recently shared our plans with each via Zoom. Watch the video below to see the inspiration behind each of my monthly project plans. Most of my projects involve upcycling but a few of my them will involve me sewing from scratch. #Yikes I will share my progress on my Instagram account and here on my blog. Follow along, or better yet — join in and share your progress!

My 2021 Sewing Plans:

PROJECT UPCYCLE 2019 TIX

Don’t say I didn’t tell you to buy your tickets now!

Saturday, March 30
Cocktail Hour 6pm / 7pm Runway Event / 9pm After Party Celebration
$40 Members / $50 General Admission / $100 VIP

< more info here >