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Sewing stash alive and well

Bay News - - Front Page - COVER: Beth Bow­den, or­gan­iser of FASH.

Good old-fash­ioned sewing and a love of fab­ric is alive and well in Tau­ranga.

Sewing has made amas­sive resur­gence in the Bay and there’s a huge com­mu­nity of fab­ric fans. So Beth Bow­den’s an­nual fab­ric mar­ket dayFASHis a big deal. Ev­ery year Beth can’t be­lieve the amount of “stashes” out there who come to mar­ket.

It might be be­cause of the em­pha­sis on re­cy­cling and up­cy­cling of clothes— giv­ing clothes a sec­ond round. FASHis a great event for trea­sure hunters, in­clud­ing steam punkers and peo­ple in­ter­ested in cos­tume play.

There will be some real bar­gains, so don’t miss out on the big­gest fab­ric mar­ket day in the Bay on June 16.

Wealso have a story on En­vi­ro­hub Bay of Plenty’s Sus­tain­able Art Chal­lenge, on page 4. The com­pe­ti­tion cul­mi­nates in a fash­ion show on June 17 show­ing off sus­tain­able fash­ion and wear­able arts cre­ated by tal­ented young peo­ple.

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