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Upcycling Challenge

By Marilyn R. Wilson

Curated by Marilyn Wilson, our Upcycling Challenge requires designers to put together beautiful creations from preloved clothing.

Submission Deadline
June 30, 2018

Participating Designers Announced
July 10, 2018

Deadline Garment must ARRIVE in Australia 
October 1, 2018

Challenge Guidelines

Your runway look MUST be created from used men’s dress shirts.  You can get them from Op Shops (Thrift Stores), from the closets of family and friends or discards from some other source. Use of any other fabrics needs to be pre-approved and they must also be recycled/upcycled fabrics.

How to submit

Please send a drawing of the look you would like to create (a black and white line drawing is fine) as well as a brief description of your inspiration and the garment itself to contact@ecofashionweekaustralia.com.  PLEASE NOTE Upcycling Challenge Submission in the subject line.

Costs to be paid by the designers selected

An entry fee of $80 USD must be paid by July 30, 2018. This covers all costs to pick up your package from the post office as well as the costs of packaging, postage fees and delivery to the post office to return the garment to you after the show.

All costs of materials.

All shipping fees to send your garment to Australia.

Costs to be covered by EFWA

Runway show

Hair and Makeup

Show promotion

Runway images

Media coverage of show includes

Show write-up on the EFWA website listing all designers plus social media links

Individual designer interviews

Post show coverage

Twenty looks will be hand-selected by an EFWA panel.  Please go over the deadlines carefully to make sure you are able to meet them. Any garments that do not arrive in time will not be included in the show.

To view the designers and garments included in our 2017 show go to - http://www.oliobymarilyn.com/search/label/fashion

To view an idea folder on Facebook created by Marilyn R Wilson go to - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154776094564010.1073741885.636439009&type=1&l=14e537bfa6