To celebrate Earth Day, the City of Roseville is going to be holding a festival this Saturday, April 26th from 10am-3pm at Mahany Regional Park. This is exciting because, in addition to the green vendors, activities, and information they’ll have about how to reduce waste, they’ll also feature an upcycled fashion show from Freestyle Clothing Exchange!
Americans actually throw away 68 pounds of clothing per person a year, totaling around 11 million pounds of textile waste across the country! Since clothes don’t compose as quickly as other discarded items, they end up taking up a lot of space. While you may not think you’re doing anything, by shopping secondhand at thrift stores, you’re definitely doing your part to keep these clothes from ending up at the landfills. You can also prevent this build up by refashioning old clothing items into something totally new and exciting (did someone say DIY?)
I’ll be covering the fashion show (slated to happen around 12 o’clock) and I can’t wait to see how Freestyle redesigns their clothes!
Hope to see you there!