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DIY Fashion Design Competition Seeks Submissions

DIY Fashion Design Competition Seeks Submissions

IOU Project is the fashion label that aims to connect consumers directly to artisan producers, and together with Summer Rayne Oakes' Source4Style is hosting DIY With IOU – a sustainable design competition to find the next designer for the "Made in NYC” Capsule Collection. IOU project wants to tell the stories of individual pieces of clothing, and in this way connect designers, producers, and consumers – sort of a sustainable fashion Etsy. Source4Style, on the other hand, is concentrated of creating the infrastructure necessary for designers to have access to the most sustainable materials to use in fashion, as well as connecting consumers to the greenest clothing available. DIY With IOU is the perfect marriage of the two organizations' aims and goals. As Summer Rayne Oakes describes it, the winning entry will be produced for next year's spring/summer collection. "This is n...

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