HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & SHOP FOR A CAUSE

Thank you everyone for braving the polar vortex & coming out to HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & SHOP FOR A CAUSE! Our annual end-of-the-year event highlights student work & showcases 2016 fashion design & illustration, progressive sewing projects, student collaboration, DIY techniques & of course our wonderful students & their families!

This year our theme was also about highlighting local compassionate entrepreneurs with eco-minded, socially-conscious products. Our special guests:

ROSIE BRITTON (TRADES OF HOPE - Fair Trade gifts)https://www.mytradesofhope.com/parties/46038

DIANA RIOS (THE 2050 EFFECT - Sustainable fashion design)

CLAUDE PUNTEL-SESSIONS (MWANAMKE PROJECT, WICHITA REFUGEES CONNECT) - Handmade pagnes from local refugee woman

CATHERINE JOHNSON (EcoFest @theBartlettArboretum, SOCE LIFE) - Recycled market bags

NINA WINTER (HAIKU - Sustainable fashion design) - Ecofashion for mindful living

ALTERNATIVE GIFTS INTERNATIONAL - Shop their catalog for gifts/causes given in honor of your name. Did you know they're local?!

We snapped a few photos before the event enjoy! HAPPY HANDMADE HOLIDAYS!!!

 

Cut & sewn by Diana Rios of THE 2050 EFFECT. Hand-dyed cotton gown with a special landscape/tree effect.

Cut & sewn by Diana Rios of THE 2050 EFFECT. Hand-dyed cotton gown with a special landscape/tree effect.

Recycled market bags by Catherine Johnson. Catherine's organization, SoCe Life, promotes community by encouraging neighbors/neighborhoods to start a conversation.

Recycled market bags by Catherine Johnson. Catherine's organization, SoCe Life, promotes community by encouraging neighbors/neighborhoods to start a conversation.

HAIKU. Eco-fashion for mindful living by Nina Winter.

HAIKU. Eco-fashion for mindful living by Nina Winter.

Rosie Britton of TRADES OF HOPE. Shop her link at: https://www.mytradesofhope.com/parties/46038

Rosie Britton of TRADES OF HOPE. Shop her link at: https://www.mytradesofhope.com/parties/46038