Monday, February 23, 2009

Make Your Fashion Statement Front Page News

An article from the February 21, 2009 edition of the Terre Haute (IN) Tribune Star describes the "Print to Apparel" contest, in which the general public is invited to submit wearable items made almost entirely of newspaper (at least 85 percent).

In addition to being mostly made of newspaper, submissions must be able to be displayed on a typical clothes hanger, resemble wearable art (i.e. it doesn't need to be able to actually be worn by someone, but should look as if it's meant to be worn), and can be assembled with glue, other adhesives, or even by sewing sheets of newspaper together. There is a $5 entry fee for each piece and an individual cannot submit more than two items. Submissions are to be turned in to a local Unitarian Universalist church by March 21st. Full instructions and details on the cash prizes and display event (scheduled for March 27) are available in the article.

Unfortunately the article doesn't specify which non-profit organization is sponsoring this event, but whoever thought of this is pretty clever, in my book. What a neat idea! If you live in Terre Haute, consider entering. Check out these cool Google Image results for "newspaper fashion" for inspiration.

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