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Friday, May 17, 2013

MN Goes Green

Hello readers! As you may know, I am officially done with school and will be graduating this Saturday! Crazy how time flies! I wanted to let you know about a great event that is happening on Friday, that I will unfortunately (due to graduation) not be able to attend.

The event is called MN Goes Green, and is a fashion event dedicated to sustainable, responsible and eco-fashion. It is put on in collaboration with Sol-Inspirations which is a local organization that focuses on sustainable and responsible fashion within the Twin Cities. They regularly put on fashion shows, clothing swaps, and most recently a student scholarship competition. The competition was this past semester and had students from many local design colleges participate, including the University of Minnesota's College of Design. Crystal Compton, a current Junior in the program, actually won the competition and scholarship! Crystal and the other designer participants will be showing their creations and having them displayed at the MN Goes Green event this Saturday. There will also be energy displays and demonstrations on how to be more sustainable and eco-conscious in your own home. There also is a clothing swap, where you can trade gently used unwanted clothing for items from other donors that you perfer, as well as tailoring on the spot. Below is a photo of Crystal and her winning design and the link for more information about the event and tickets!


Lucie, Apparel Design