Local Cloth looking for area designers to feature in fashion show

Textile artists and fashion designers working within a 100-mile radius of Asheville are invited to submit entries for Project Handmade, a fashion show dedicated to showcasing contemporary garments made with local materials and traditional handcrafted detail. Entries are due July 15.

The goal is to inspire textile artists to use regional resources and to encourage innovation. The fashion show will be fall 2012 at the Asheville Art Museum.

The show is a joint project of Local Cloth: Farm/Fiber/Fashion Network and the Asheville Art Museum. Local Cloth is a Western North Carolina-based organization that encourages and supports collaboration among textile artists, designers, fiber producers, suppliers and related small businesses.

Entry guidelines and a list of local resources are available online. www.projecthandmade.org or 828.505.2958 or 828.399.1713.

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