Savvy Lifestyle

Discarded to Divine
April 1, 2008, 1:12 pm
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Kelsey brought up the idea of recycling your clothes a couple of weeks ago and if you’re looking for some inspiration for your next project and you want to help out the community at the same time, I highly recommend checking out Discarded to Divine.  Major fashion designers like Jessica Mclintok, Colleen Quen, Sara Shepherd, and the Nice Collective have come together with SF fashion students to create this show.  They’re turning donated clothing into one-of-a-kind couture designs.  The pieces will be showcased at a fashion show & then auctioned off on April 26th to benefit the poor & homeless.  All the proceeds are going to St. Vincent de Paul Society of SF.  You can catch a sneak peek this Friday, April 4th at the De Young museum and vote for your favorite design.  Keep in mind that you can submit your own designs next year!

St. Vincent de Paul set up this charity in 2005.  Gensler is a sponsor and I’ve been lucky enough to sit next to a few of the major organizers at work.  They’ve helped with everything, including the graphics, the photography, the overall planning, etc.  I went last year and had a great time.  I hope to see you there!

 Rebecca, SF


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