Contest Inspiration

Don’t forget about the Play It Again Contest. Perhaps you will have extra time over the holidays to work on it, or have a great opportunity to gather supplies such as used wrapping paper, old clothing, or anything used really. We recommend re-reading the details, because we’ve added requirements like submitting images of the process […]


Fabmo is a local organization that started by collecting fabric samples from the Interior Design businesses that were going to throw them out. They earned their 503b status in 2009, but have been around for a bit longer than that. They have since grown by leaps and bounds and now they divert about 70 tons […]

Play It Again
Student Contest

We have had so much fun with our past contests (nautical and repurposed denim). We have another contest set for this school year for any students in our Summer or Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 classes. Play It Again Fashion as Art! Repurpose – Recycle – Re-use Create new designs from used materials of some […]

Denim Contest

We had so many wonderful entries in our Denim Contest. Here are a few of them on campus for the Earth Day display. Here are some images from our Celebration Tea. And here is winner as selected by our Advisory Board Committee.

San Mateo County Fair

Remember there are sewing contests open to anyone for the San Mateo County Fair. For repurposed fashion entries in the Sustainable Living section, entries are due Wednesday, May 7 by 5pm. For any of the sewn garment entries in the Creative Home Arts section, entries are also due Wednesday, May 7 by 5pm. The categories […]

Repurposed Denim Contest
and Celebration Tea

Spring Break is the perfect opportunity to work on your project for the Repurposed Denim competition. Requirements for Design students: An outfit that covers and fits the size 10 dress forms. Garments should be able to be easily removed from the dress forms. The entire ensemble must be at least 60% repurposed denim, 20% other […]