ystark! and Goodwill collaborate on unique Wear & Share reusable fashion show

Wear & Share RGBCANTON, OH (April 10, 2013)ystark!, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. will display a wide assortment of renovated clothing, accessories, and jewelry in a charity event called Wear & Share.

Wear & Share will be held on Tuesday, April 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Centre in downtown Canton. During the event, guests will engage in a variety of opportunities, including browsing vendors, bidding on silent auction items, and a enjoying a competitive fashion show.

The fashion show and Goodwill Challenge is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., and will feature the designs of nine local fashion designers. Celebrity judge Doreen Leaf will join her fellow community judges in examining the artistic renovations made by the local designers to determine the most creative and well-crafted submissions. One designer will also walk away with the People’s Choice Award, selected by the evening’s guests.

The Goodwill Boutique will be open on-site, and guests are encouraged to use the boutique to create their own ensembles. Proceeds from the Boutique will go to Goodwill and aid in their mission to make good skills possible, and to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families.

Wear & Share will also feature local vendors at the event, including The Girl Said Yes, Pegasus Panache Creations, anni shades, Colette Wasdahl Vintage Clothing Store, Mystic Bath, Siobhan Rodriguez and Yellow Finch Designs.

Wear & Share was sparked by the ystark! Reads Book Club. Through their readings and discussions, the club discovered Annie Leonard’s The Story of Stuff, a story reinforcing the positives of reusability. From there, ystark! crafted an event where local designers and hand-picked vendors can showcase their creative concepts while focusing on reusability.

“In a time when what is ‘new’ is not always affordable, reusability is a significant skill to learn,” said Eric Smer, director of ystark! “Reusability saves money, conserves resources, and presents the chance to appreciate old stuff all over again. Wear & Share doubles as a charity event and a source of creative inspiration.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Metropolitan Centre, located at 601 Cleveland Avenue NW in downtown Canton. Tickets are $10. Parking is available at the Metropolitan Centre and Community Services of Stark County for free.

For tickets and more information, visit the events page at www.ystark.org or call (330) 458-2070.

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