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Art Show: The EBSQ Trashion Show: Clothes & Accessories from Totally Repurposed Materials

Prospectus and Entry Instructions

Exhibit Entries accepted from 4/1/2008 to 4/30/2008.

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Renew, reuse and recycle actually is nothing new to fashion; it is only in the last few years that it stopped being common. If you were of limited means or did not have access to resources, you retooled what you had. If you wanted to go to a dance and the funds or the goods were scarce, you took an older dress of you motherís or sisterís and recreated it. If you son needed a suit, you remade one of your husbandís to fit. Taking what you have and making something new has become less and less common since the end of World War II but itís experiencing resurgence in popularity. More and more people see it as a practice that is not only economical and eco-responsible but as a way to express their creativity and their individuality through clothing and accessories.

It only seems fitting that EBSQ give our less-traditional designers their day in the sun. While "trashion" in general also tends to include housewares, for the purpose of this show, we're looking for actual fashion and accessories made from cast-off clothing, recycled items, and out-right trash. All entries must be wearable (if only once) and composed from at least 75% recycled or vintage materials.

An artist's statement is required with every entry. This statement should include information about your trashion item. Tell us about the materials and process you used to create your entry and something about why you chose to represent your subject in the manner or media that you did. Your statement is an important element in presenting your work online and helps make your work more accessible for the viewer. We encourage you to share detail shots of your trashion item on a model or mannequin to give us an idea of mass, texture, draping, small details, etc. Eligible entries need to meet all points of the prospectus. If you have any questions regarding the prospectus and its requirements, please send them to

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