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Mother Earth Dress by Dina Fesler

Fashion Inspirations provided by Dina Fesler, Committee Member & Fashion Designer

“Walking on an oceanfront beach in 2016, I witnessed a tree being suffocated by plastic waste. This left a profound impact, prompting me to contemplate the prevalence of single-use plastics in modern-day society. I have since made a conscious effort to reduce plastic consumption and have created artwork using discarded plastic as a form of therapy. I hope to inspire others to take action towards a more sustainable future.” Dina lives in the Northfield area with her family.

Runway Revival
Runway Revival Fashion Show
Celebrating partnerships and environmental sustainability through upcycled, wearable art.

Thursday, August 24, 2023 from 6:00 pm—9:00 pm
Carleton College’s Great Hall

Join us for an evening of sustainability and style at the Runway Revival: Reduce. Reuse. Refashion event, hosted by dedicated community members and Community Action Center. This is not your typical fashion show!  It celebrates the creative talents of local artists who have designed wearable pieces using 90% recycled, upcycled, and reused materials.

In addition to a stunning fashion show, Runway Revival is also a fundraiser. Come learn about and celebrate the many environmentally sustainable efforts at CAC and throughout our community while contributing to CAC’s important work in housing, recovery, and food insecurity.  Attendees will also enjoy live music, food, and drink while mingling with fellow members of the community at this zero waste event.

Taking place on Thursday, August 24 from 5-8pm at Carleton College’s Great Hall, this event is meant for everyone in our community. Come be inspired at this unique, artistic display. Ticket information, sponsorship opportunities, and more event details to come!

Don’t miss out on this unique and inspiring event that combines art, sustainability, and community. Join us for Runway Revival: Reduce. Reuse. Refashion.

Artist Submission

We invite all local artists and creatives to participate in the Runway Revival event! No formal fashion design experience is necessary, the goal is to be creative and have some fun!

Registrations accepted thru June 16th.  Our consultants will review submissions and provide approval within one week of submission. Approval will be ongoing and rolling as submissions come in.

Guidelines for initial submission:

  • Concept, rough sketch or proposed design (photos of similar designs accepted, but must be modified to reflect a unique idea)
  • 90% recycled, upcycled, or reused materials
  • Piece must be wearable and walkable on a runway
  • Items can be clothing and/or accessories
  • Optional photo submission of previous work in any art medium

Guidelines for approved submissions:

  • Title the piece
  • Describe the piece
  • List all the recycled/upcycled materials
  • Artist Statement: (Questions to consider: what drew you to these materials, this design, etc? Does it have a particular meaning for you? Is it making a statement?)
  • Artist must model their own work or provide a model for the show
  • Commitment to work with one of our artist consultants prior to approval for clarity and support of execution periodically leading up to event
  • Pieces must be completed and ready for show coordinators by August 10th
  • Dress rehearsal week of August 14th
Upload concept, rough sketch or proposed design
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
Runway Revival Sponsorship

Sponsoring our event is an opportunity to support the vital work of Community Action Center and showcase your commitment to environmental awareness and change. By becoming a sponsor, you’ll be recognized as a valued partner in our promotions and at the event. Join us in making a positive impact for neighbors in our community and Mother Earth.

We offer various sponsorship levels to fit your budget and needs, all of which include two VIP tickets to the event. For a gift of $500 or more, you will be recognized on all event materials, including on our website, social media posts, and event program. This is an excellent opportunity to influence and inspire others to take action towards a sustainable future.

Looking for an alternative opportunity to support CAC? We invite you to donate to our silent auction. We are seeking gift certificates for restaurants, airline tickets/miles, getaways, experiences, sporting event tickets, and more with a value of $50 or more. You can also support the silent auction with your artwork. Your generous donation will help raise funds for Community Action Center.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support our cause.

CAC’s vitality depends on the community — from volunteers to donations to program-specific support — so that we can continue to meet our neighbors’ basic needs.

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