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Rules, Regulations, And Guidelines:
You will receive an email with the updated rules, regulations, and deadlines no later than June 5, 2023. But please mark your calendars and save these important dates below.
Entry Fee:There is a $25 design entry fee to participate in the Recycle Fashion Show.
Mail check to:
Keep Odessa Beautiful
119 W. 4th Street, Suite 203
Odessa, TX 79760
Credit card payment:
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Entry Deadline: Your full application must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2023.
NOTE: No entries after this date will be accepted.
Online Design Portfolio: Your online design portfolio is REQUIRED and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
Who may enter: NEW CATEGORIES FOR 2023!!!!
Youth Designer: 8-12 years of age.
Junior Designer: 13-15 years of age.
Intermediate Designer: 16-18 years of age.
Group Entry: 2 or more designers (ages do not apply)
Adult Designer: 19+ years of age.
Designers and models must be 8 years of age or older. All participants 17 years old and younger MUST have a parent/guardian signature of consent to participate.
Contestants will be judged on how they best display the ability to "reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle, and/or upcycle items and materials.
1. 50% (minimum) recycled/upcycled materials or reused/repurposed items that otherwise would end up in our landfills.
2. Design- Remember, higher scores are given for pieces that are designed entirely by you and created from scratch.
3. Your piece will be judged on the following areas of execution; Sustainability, Design, Fashion, and Art.
Online Design Portfolio: Will be required to be submitted through the online link that will be provided to you by the KOB Office.
1. Title of design
2. List of materials used
3. Design sketch
4. 30-second video (modeling design and a short bio)
5. 2 pictures - front and back
The 8th Annual Recycle Fashion Show
Designers will design, and model will model their wearable art piece. (Designer can also be the model.) The date, time, and location of the pre-judging and mandatory rehearsal time is TBD. The event date is Friday, October 20, 2023, more information to come regarding the place & times.
• Materials used in the construction of garments MUST be out of materials that can be recycled (#1-7).
• Designers may use materials for construction such as glue, tape, dyes, marker, staples, thread, zippers, elastic, wire, string, Velcro, boning, buckram, grommets, laces, starch, paint, etc.
• Recycled fabric may only be used as a lining that does not show. The usage of new material should not overpower your total garment. Footwear made from recyclable material is preferred; however, street shoes are acceptable. Shoes must be safe to walk in.
• Garments must be constructed well enough to fit the model and hold together for the stage show. (Models are strongly encouraged to wear comfortable clothes underneath recycled garment).
• Designs cannot be suggestive in design or expose body areas usually covered by clothing in a multi-age environment. Appropriate underclothing is also required
• Designers may wear the garment or may choose a model to wear the garment and walk the runway.
• Originality and creativity are encouraged.
• Designs must be made of at least 50% recycled materials or reused/repurposed items that otherwise would end up in our landfills.
• Please ensure that materials used in fashion pieces are safe for yourself and the public.
Garment Creation/Material Suggestions:
• Consider how items can be cut, folded, molded, knotted, shredded, stitched, woven or
reconstructed to make an outfit or specific sections within the design.
• Scraps of textiles or tiles
• Recyclables: paper, plastics, aluminum, steel, cardboard, magazines, books, or phone books
• Beverage bottle caps or six-pack rings
• Burlap or plastic bags
• Old toys or games pieces
• Packaging materials
• Found outdoor objects – pine cones, sticks, rocks, flowers, etc.
• Food containers (cleaned out/sanitized)
• Anything found in the garbage or recycling bin (cleaned/sanitized)
Ideas for Finding Materials:
• Ask friends/neighbors to collect materials such as plastic grocery bags for you
• Shrink wrap – any grocery or department store
• Any manufacturing industry, business, or corporation
• Canvas scraps – canvas bag industry
• Misc. fabrics – garment industry, upholstery shops, interior designers, carpet samples, etc.
• Burlap bags – coffee roasters
• Silver plastic coffee bags – Coffee Shops
Means to Attach Materials:
We encourage the use of environmentally-friendly glues, dyes, paints, resins, etc., and advise contestants to be mindful of the weight of materials being used in the finished product. Suggested items include:
• Hot glue gun or crazy glue
• Machine or hand sewing
• Packing or duct tape
• Safety pins or stapes
• Weaving, braiding, lacing, crocheting, or knitting materials
• Paper clips or rubber bands
• Natural adhesives – rice, flour with water mixture, or milk/vinegar/baking soda mixture.
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