Eco-Fashion Event

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Date start09/10/2010
Date end09/10/2010
Time2pm - 7pm
Contact telephone01647 252553
Contact emailEmail Here
VenueEmbercombe in Higher Ashton
There's a fun filled day of fashion and design coming to Embercombe in Higher Ashton this week as Greener Teign, Teignbridge District Council, Dartmoor National Park and the Centre for Contemporary Art in the Natural World team up to present a special eco-friendly fashion event in celebration of the global 10:10:10 day.

The day is dedicated to efforts to reduce carbon output by 10% in 2010, following the global surge of 10/10 pledges by individuals, authorities, community groups and businesses around the world. In Teignbridge, Greener Teign are celebrating it with a 'Swishing' inspired eco-fashion event, encouraging everyone to bring along a good quality item of clothing to swap with other participants.

Everyone is welcome at the event, which takes place at Centrefire Hall, Embercombe, in Higher Ashton near Exeter. Running from 2pm – 7pm on Sunday 10th October, it will cost just £3 for adults to attend, and £2 for school-age children. Swapping, sewing and designing will be the order of the day, with participants having the chance to revamp old and interesting clothes into outfits that they can be proud to wear again. Style gurus and seasoned seamstresses will be on hand to help avoid any fashion faux-pas, and people taking part will even have the opportunity to enter their creations in a fun-filled catwalk fashion show at the climax of the event. The day will close with a auction of the best and brightest clothes on display.

The Centre for Contemporary Art in the Natural World (CCANW) will be joining the event, exhibiting their acclaimed 'Fashion Footprints Road Show'. Informative, hard hitting, and extremely entertaining, Fashion Footprints looks at the energy impact of what we wear and how we wear it. Teignbridge District Council will be bringing along a recycling roadshow, sharing recycling hints, tips, facts and freebies with participants.

For the younger children, and the young at heart, the day will also include a 'Mega-Dressing-Up-Without-Buying-Anything' event, providing a fun dressing-up opportunity with photos to take away on the day.

From 11am - 4pm, Embercombe's "Apple, Pumpkin & Pizza" event will be supplying food and excitement for the family.

Anyone with queries about the event can call Greener Teign on 01647 252553 or email