GTL hosts first ever Round Vogue Pageant

‘Vogue may be one thing that’s round,’ mentioned Steph Clarke, Guelph Device Library program coordinator

A brand new occasion desires residents to chop out consumption and get essentially the most out of their garments.

The Round Vogue Pageant is a one week occasion hosted by the Guelph Device Library. The occasion can have a mixture of digital and hands-on workshops, together with a dinner and style present. On the finish of the week there will probably be an all-day clothes swap and sale. The pageant begins Oct. 17 and runs till Oct.23.

Steph Clarke is this system coordinator on the GTL, mentioned the GTL had been eager to do a clothes swap for a couple of 12 months and labored with town on a few smaller, digital occasions for waste discount week.

“We wished a method to form of tie in these two occasions, and the thought form of grew right into a week-long pageant from there,” Clarke mentioned.

Clarke explains garments turned the main target of the occasion as clothes may be made with many supplies, making it laborious to recycle them. In Might, she mentioned the GTL acquired a number of questions on tips on how to recycle garments throughout their Re:Objective Pageant, and knew it was a difficulty they wished to sort out.

“There isn’t any form of all-in-one reply for recycling textiles and the most effective factor that we will do is cut back the variety of new textiles that we’re consuming to assist hold issues out of the waste stream longer,” mentioned Clarke.

“All of us put on garments day by day and all of us wish to know form of what we will do with our textiles after we’re accomplished with them, however they nonetheless have life left in them.”

Through the pageant, residents will find out about quick style, microplastics in style, clothes restore and upcycling, stitching machine repairs and upkeep and style and the round economic system.

Among the occasions are being held in partnership with the Metropolis of Guelph, Group FEWD and the Helper Bees. To make sure the pageant is accessible for all, the GTL can also be working with the Group Clothes Closet, Hope Home Clothes Market, Your Downtown Guelph Mates, and the Guelph Neighborhood Help Coalition.

“It is one thing that can influence lots of people, we have had a number of curiosity from college students when it comes to volunteering, however actually, the response we have had to this point has been fairly diversified,” mentioned Clarke.

She talked about all occasions, apart from the style present, are free to attend. All proceeds from ticket gross sales for the style present will go to collaborating native designers. She hopes these collaborating within the pageant study that each one the textiles they eat may be remade, repaired, reused or disposed of in a greater manner.

“Vogue may be one thing that is round and it would not must be this take-make-dispose, or perhaps a take-make-donate form of mannequin,” mentioned Clarke.

The GTL can also be accepting donations now for the clothes swap till Oct. 15. Clothes may be dropped off throughout the GTL enterprise hours and should be in wearable situation with no rips or stains. To study extra in regards to the Round Vogue Pageant, go to