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Thursday, September 17, 6:30 - 8 pm

Guest Speaker: Amy Merli, Founder of Trashion Fashion Show, Hartford, New York, DC & Toronto
RSVP by September 14 to rsvp@stamfordmuseum.org or 203.977.6521

"Wow! Are you kidding? That can't be made from trash." is a common reaction to the work of internationally-known artist and environmental educator, Nancy Judd. Her stunning apparel appears to be high-end couture, but a closer look reveals a twist. Judd loves the challenge of "upcycling" common disposable objects into elegant and glamorous garments that inspire people to look at waste more critically. Her "trashion" pieces are magnificent works of art that illustrate the important role that consumer consciousness and resource conservation plays in the sustainability of our planet.

Eighteen unique garments fashioned from recycled and repurposed materials will be exhibited on dress forms. You will learn about the process of construction and samples of the original materials used in each garment, such as, aluminum cans, bicycle tire inner tubes, and dry cleaner bags. In 2012, Ms. Judd won an Audubon& Toyota TogetherGreen fellowship for her work as an environmental educator.

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is proud to present "ReDress" as an inspiration for new ways of thinking about trash and our responsibility to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Visit the exhibition and be inspired to make a difference!




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T-shirt Transformation Workshop with Nancy Judd
Sunday, September 27, 1 pm

Old t-shirts will be recycled and repurposed into functional, usable toys, bags, and fashion accessories. Participants are also encouraged to create a T-shirt Transformation Dog Toy. All toys created that day will be donated to PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society, Inc.) of Norwalk, CT. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Materials will be provided.

Pre-payment and pre-registration are recommended. Space is limited. Call 203.977.6521 to register.

Members: $20 per person | Non-Members: $30 per person.

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