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Recycled Fashion Pop-Up Exhibit
Posted Date: 4/22/2014
Recycled Fashion Pop-up Exhibit to Inspire Fashion Sustainability
Fresno City College Fashion Merchandising Class Promotes Recycling

Fresno, Calif. – The Fresno City College fashion merchandising class will construct a Recycled Fashion Pop-up Exhibit on Wednesday, April 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the college’s Free Speech area. Student teams will display eight creative garments made from recycled materials.

In addition to the creative endeavor, the exhibit will introduce viewers to issues of fashion production, fashion disposal and sustainability. For example, more than 11 million tons of clothing end up in landfill, which means an average of 70 pounds of clothing per household is thrown in the trash. Students will encourage the recycling, repurposing and reusing of clothing items.

“The pop-up exhibit provides students the opportunity to put themselves in the position of a designer after studying about designers and the design process,” said Pamela Hutton, course instructor. “They have been collecting everything from old cd’s to wrapping materials, so we are anxious to see their interesting works of fashion art.”

The exhibit is open to the public, free of charge. For more information, call (559) 323-7052.

Fashion merchandising at Fresno City College is a business education division course. The course introduces students to the varied components of the fashion industry. Many students enroll in the course as a part of a retail certificate program. For more information about enrollment call (559) 442-8400.

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