Do you believe in making fashion more sustainable? Are you into DIY style? Then mark your calendar for the ScrapFest ReFashion Show, Friday, July 14, at 7 p.m. in the heart of Old Town, Lansing.
Back for a second year, the ReFashion Show celebrates upcycling, repurposing, and making do with the clothes and materials we have on hand, rather than buying new. Anyone is welcome to participate in the show, just sign up and make your garment!
Makers can create a new garment or accessory specifically for this event, or show off a piece made in the past. Participants are welcome to "model" their own handiwork or ask a friend to walk the "runway" instead. If you want to participate but need scrap material, sewing supplies, or to use a sewing machine, reach out to Spartan Upcycle at email@example.com.
The ReFashion Show is hosted by Seams Sewing & Mercantile, in partnership with Sarah Jean Sews and Spartan Upcycle and is part of ScrapFest, an annual festival started over a decade ago. ScrapFest is organized and led Friedland Industries, the Lansing business that MSU Recycling hauls metal to for further sorting and processing!
The event's big draw is the metal sculpture competition, created by teams of artists from around the state, and beyond, who reimagine and transform scrap metal sourced from Friedland. The life-size sculptures take over a few blocks of Turner Street and showcase the possibilities of repurposed materials and the beauty of public art. Local artists display and sell their work in booths alongside the sculptures.
With music, food trucks, and no fee to attend, ScrapFest is a fun outing for all. Check it out Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15. The ReFashion Show is held on Friday evening.