value village’s runway reimagined!

eco fashion week took place in seattle a few weeks ago – november 1st-4th –
and it was an inspiring success, as per usual.
i’ve attended the value village fashion show in years past;
unfortunately, i was unable to attend this year, but i greatly enjoyed looking
at the unique (and thrifted!) creations depicted in these gorgeous photos by 
photographer, peter jensen. 
the ‘rethink, reuse’ campaign encourages consumers to 
recycle unused closing and household items instead of throwing
them in the trash. sadly, the average american produces 81 pounds of textile
waste each year! the runway reimagined fashion show demonstrates 
how thrifted (or unused) clothing and textiles can be refashioned to create gorgeous, 
trendy outfits.
^^^ i want this outfit for work! ^^^
this year, designers were presented the challenge of using 81 pounds
of textiles and clothing from value village and putting together a runway 
collection – their creations are incredible! 
local designers and stylists for the 2016 challenge include: 
(designers) fair weathers clothing, boho republic, recycle runway, 
klad apparel and house of 1000 corsets;
(stylists) heidi valencia, jason pillay, mark humphreys, jerome insorio 
and tannya bernadette.
^^^ a plaid jacket is on my fall // winter wish list this year! ^^^
photos by peter jensen
you can read more about eco fashion week and runway reimagined 
here. thank you value village for sharing these photos, 
and i look forward to attending the fashion show next year!
now, i’m ready to go thrifting (!!!).

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