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Upcycle Your Life

The daunting task of what to wear and the space needed to house outfits is an issue many of us face. We constantly shop, run out of room, and purge our undesirables. Instead of spending astronomical amounts of money at the boutique downtown, you can find diamonds in the rough at your local Triad Goodwill. With a little time and patience, you can create new ensembles through the lost art of deconstruction and reconstruction. Reconstructing clothes, also known as upcycling, is simply making new garments by taking pre-owned clothing apart and refashioning it into new pieces. Not only is this [...]

By | 2015-12-11T20:45:51+00:00 December 11th, 2015|

Congratulations!

All of our designers did an amazing job!  Each one of them rocked the runway with their final ten piece collection!  For a video from the event visit our YouTube by clicking here! For more photos from the show, visit our Facebook Page here. We would like to congratulate Designer Taylor Rutledge for winning the 2015 Judges' Choice Award!  The judges were wowed by her Alice in Wonderland theme! Congratulations are also in order for Designer Uvana Doran!   Uvana won both the Best Children's Wear Design, as well as, the 2015 Designer of the Year Award with her Harlem Nights [...]

By | 2015-03-24T18:06:55+00:00 March 24th, 2015|

Goodwill Rock the Runway – Designer Cleo Faucette

When I first embarked on this journey with Goodwill Rock the Runway, I must admit I didn't know what to expect. I was first and foremost nerves because i would be competing with several students who younger designers in this arena.  I was also pretty nervous because I hadn't designed a couture piece in many years and wasn't sure if i still had my creative mind to do so. My first couple of visits to the Goodwill were ill shot, there were so many things to look through and pick from that it was overwhelming.  So, I decided to make [...]

By | 2015-02-13T14:12:41+00:00 February 12th, 2015|

Main Street Cake Shoppe

    Do you remember these fabulous sweet treats from last year?  Well we are all in luck!  Main Street Cake Shoppe from Burlington, NC is sponsoring Goodwill Rock the Runway again this year!  April Murray, the shoppe owner has always been extremely supportive of the community and we are so happy to have her on board as a partner again this year.  Q:  How did you get started with Main Street Cake Shoppe and what do you consider to be your specialties? A:  I've baked cakes since I was a little girl with my great grandmother on Sunday's after church.  [...]

By | 2015-02-10T15:06:58+00:00 February 10th, 2015|

Goodwill Rock the Runway – Designer Chloe Bacot

  Goodwill Rock the Runway is all about designers re-purposing clothing found in the Goodwill stores. If you want to hop on the vintage train but up-cycling clothing intimidates you, there are still a ton of things you can find at Goodwill as is. Here are a few of my favorite things I have collected from Goodwill over the years, and surprisingly a good number of designer labels!   Shoes I have found some great vintage heels like these Stuart Weitzman heels pictured…along with a number of Ferragamo flats from the 60s!   Jackets These are three of my favorite coats and [...]

By | 2015-02-10T14:27:17+00:00 February 10th, 2015|