Wednesday, March 22 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Create an Upcycled Fashion Brand - A Hands-on Making Event! (In-person) ALMOST FULL

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Have you ever wanted to design your unique clothing brand?
Are you interested in engaging in the Slow Fashion movement to make positive environmental and social impacts?
Are you creative and enjoy envisioning ways to breathe new life into what's already been done?

Join us for a fun, sustainable, and hands-on-making workshop where Maker Commons staff will challenge groups of students with a design prompt to create a new upcycled t-shirt brand that makes a statement! We'll have sewing machines, Cricut Makers, and heat presses on hand for you to cut and apply custom designs to your wearables, cast-off shirts donated by Collegiate Pride, scrap fabric donated by Scraps and Skeins, and vinyl/dye sublimation discards donated by Maker Commons. Are you digging the 90's style? We've got retro puff paint to experiment with too! No experience is necessary, and we'll form groups when you arrive.

Be sure to RSVP for the hands-on experience. Space is limited!

Please add this session to your schedule if you will attend in person at the Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub. There is no Zoom option for this event.

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Nicole Cingolani

Media Commons Coordinator, The Pennsylvania State University
As the Media/Maker Commons/Immersive Experiences Coordinator at University Park, Nicole consults with faculty and students on multimedia projects and assignments, schedules and teaches workshops, and coordinates the 3D printing service. She began working at Media Commons in January... Read More →
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Elizabeth Hay

Director, The Pennsylvania State University, Happy Valley Launch Box
Elizabeth's role at LaunchBox is to help startups de-risk and grow their businesses. She runs the accelerator programs, provides advice on turning ideas into businesses, and teaches a series of workshops on entrepreneurial thinking. When she's not spreading the word about lean startup... Read More →
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Elinor Franklin

Creative Director, Penn State University, VALLEY Magazine
Elinor Franklin is a 5th year student from State College, double majoring in Graphic Design and Professional Photography at Penn State. She is the Creative Director of VALLEY Magazine, Penn States premier life and style magazine, and additionally the lead photographer and designer... Read More →
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Kathleen Tesnakis

President/Designer, ekologic, Inc
Kathleen Tesnakis, founder of ekologic, Inc. has been a pioneering force in the Green Fashion Movement since 1996. Driven to change overconsumption and single-use ideology, Kathleen has personally transformed over 16 tons of post-consumer woolen garments into 'revisioned' wearable... Read More →
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Rebecca Force

Graduate Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal

Wednesday March 22, 2023 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub, 2nd Floor Launch Box