Category Archives: Fashion

Inspired by Fashion: Creative Reuse at the PMA!

Fiber artist Eric Anthony Berdis recently shared his creative reuse talents to inspire these capes made with patches designed by Eric and reclaimed materials at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Family Festival! The Family Festival took place on the Pay What You Wish Sunday at the museum in December. Visitors and their families were invited to participate in this workshop inspired by Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now. The exhibit features “how designers have used color and pattern, shape and volume, draping, metallics, and embellishments to continually reinvent the art form.” “Family Festivals showcase local and nationally … Continue reading

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Sustainable Fashion at And We Evolve!

“What if instead of buying more, we took care of what we already owned, borrowed or rented what we wanted to try, and bought only what we loved?” The Resource Exchange is crushing on these amazing women making sustainability in Philadelphia fashion a priority! Meet co-founders of And We Evolve, Liz Funk and Alisha Ebling. “And We Evolve is a Philadelphia ecommerce community that is pioneering ‘community-supported apparel.’ The goal is to inspire women to change their shopping habits, by building their wardrobes primarily with secondhand pieces, and supplementing with new athletic gear, intimate apparel, and occasional ‘trend’ pieces as necessary. This will ease the … Continue reading

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Norris Square Neighborhood Projects

Norris Square Neighborhood Project members got their creative reuse on at a local after-school youth arts program! Staff members Katherine and Marian came to the re looking to supplement their crafting supplies for an upcoming sewing project. They were able to find fabrics, buttons, appliqués, thread, and other sewing notions to help make the project a success. They students made hoodies, scarves, t-shirts, and more! Many of the students were using the fun projects to learn how to use sewing machines. Norris Square Neighborhood Project’s Mission is to promote positive change through youth education, community leadership, green spaces, the arts, and … Continue reading

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