Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


CLASSY [AND] TRASHY: Fashion show features recycled goods at UWEC

Rebecca Mennecke

One of the recycled costumes at last year’s Just Bag It Fashion Show
One of the recycled costumes at last year’s Just Bag It Fashion Show

Usually, calling someone’s fashion choices “trashy” is insulting. At UW-Eau Claire’s “Just Bag It” fashion show, it’s actually true: All the clothing items featured must be made from recycled or repurposed items. Sponsored by the Housing and Residence Life Office of Sustainability and the Student Office of Sustainability, this event seeks to promote a culture of sustainability regarding the fashion industry. UWEC students, clubs, organizations, residence halls, or other social groups have the opportunity to create outfits made entirely from recycled or repurposed items for a chance to win cash prizes, including the first prize of $200. Each team can have up to five members, said Megan Wagaman, an organizer of the event. Last year, Wagaman said there were 13 teams and an estimated 65 participants. Just Bag It will take place on April 24 in the Schofield Auditorium at UWEC. At 6pm, there will be at water bar and textile table at the event. The fashion show will run from 6:30-8:30pm. More information can be found at calendar.uwec.edu

Just Bag It Fashion Show • UW-Eau Claire’s Schofield Auditorium, 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire • 6-8:30pm on April 24 • FREE • calendar.uwec.edu • wagamame6626@uwec.edu 

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.