reFABRICate 2024 EcoFW

Each year, FABRIC's reFABRICate Fashion Show features upcycled designs that have been repurposed and recreated by community members from various garments and cutting floor scraps.

This year, and the past few years, the reFABRICate show has focused primarily on one of the industry's most unsustainable items....DENIM. FABRIC partners with Tempe Marketplace, Goodwill, Dave & Busters, and Green Living Magazine to engage the community in repurposing thrifted denim jeans items into new, runway-worthy creations. The jeans are redesigned/upcycled by FABRIC members (established and emerging designers & brands) as well as fashion teachers & students and are featured on the stage at Tempe Marketplace.

SIX FINALISTS designs are chosen to be featured in the Goodwill Fashion Show Fundraiser and auction. If the item sells at auction, the designer receives $200. if the item doesn't sell, it is returned to the designer.

ONE WINNER is chosen and awarded The "RunzWithScissors" trophy. The winner receives...

  • $250 gift card to Tempe Marketplace
  • $150 Goodwill Gift Card
  • The designer will be paid $200 for their item to be included in the Goodwill Fundraiser Fashion Show auction.

This project is partially funded by a City of Tempe - Community Arts Grant

2023 reFABRICate Upycled Denim Designers

Deuandra Brown of Detaron Couture
Karina Castillo of Castillo by Karina
Lamark Cole - 2022 reFABRICate Winner
Mayra Lopez of Mayume Designs
Madeline Dolgin
Zach Frisbie of Bye Frisbie - 2023 reFABRICate Winner
Nyapal Gatkuoth of Mela Rich
Justin Gonzalez of SSF Purple Label
Christina Hahn student of Metro Tech HS
Sara Hall student of Sara's Custom Cosplay
Marcia Hamilton of MarHam Dezigns
Tashi Jackson student of Mesa Community College
Amanda Jacobs of Classic Reclaim
Karla Luebbert of Lupe Luebbert
Elena Marshall student of ASU
Jennifer Montenegro
Candy Scott of Technoir Candy
Kimberley Warmack
Danielle Corbin

2023 Judges:

Ashley LaRae Sampson - Celebrity Stylist
Heather Edge - Tempe Marketplace Marketing Director
Jacqui Simpson - International Retail Executive
Sherri Barry - FABRIC Co-Founder

RunzWithScissors Award

The "RunzWithScissors" award is a sustainable fashion award in honor of sustainable fashion designer Astrid Olafsen of the brand RunzWithScissors. Astrid was a talented designer who was very involved in FABRIC's sustainable efforts as part of the reFABRICate program and as a participant in Eco FW events.

RunzWithScissors Award