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Recycled fabric, and even bike inner tubes, find new life as beautiful garments

Recycled materials find new life as clothing, furnishings and more during the “Apt. 4F: Functional, Fashion, Fiber and Fine Art” show in the Cameron Gallery at the Scrap Exchange in Durham. The show  features work by nine local artists, including this dress by  Tom Buhrman.
Recycled materials find new life as clothing, furnishings and more during the “Apt. 4F: Functional, Fashion, Fiber and Fine Art” show in the Cameron Gallery at the Scrap Exchange in Durham. The show features work by nine local artists, including this dress by Tom Buhrman.

Recycled materials find new life as clothing, furnishings and more during the “Apt. 4F: Functional, Fashion, Fiber and Fine Art” show in the Cameron Gallery at the Scrap Exchange in Durham.

The show, which runs through June 9, features work by nine local artists: Tom Buhrman, Aisha Sanders, Johanna Burwell, Tom Dawson, Evee Erb, Courtney Lockemer, Jeff Zern, Iris Musselwhite and Diana Shark.

The exhibition’s pieces range from poppy summer shifts designed by Lockemer using recycled fabrics to decidedly edgier clothing and bags made using recycled bike inner tubes by Buhrman. An assortment of furnishings and other creations also will be on display.

The show is free and open to the public. The Scrap Exchange is at 2050 Chapel Hill Road. For more information, call 919-688-6960 or visit scrapexchange.org.

Benefit Dinner

Raleigh Denim partners with California Olive Ranch’s #MadeRightHere campaign for a farm-to-table dinner at the fashion brand’s downtown workshop and retail space.

Slated for June 1, 6:30-9 p.m., the event features an olive oil-focused meal by North Carolina chef John Upsal, wine pairings and an olive oil tasting. Attendees will eat amid the workshop’s vintage sewing machines, getting a behind-the-scenes look at the company’s design and production process.

Tickets are $125, and all proceeds benefit the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh’s student docent program.

Visit eventbrite.com/e/california-olive-ranch-and-raleigh-denim-workshop-dinner-tickets-46121772463 for tickets.

Trunk Show

New jewelry from Levian will be on display during a trunk show at Belk Crabtree, May 28, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Shoppers can peruse new pieces from the brand that specializes in colored diamonds and gemstones. For info, call 919-782-7010.

Reinventing Ballet Shoes

Inspired by the dancers in her family, N.C. State student Brittany Buckner is rethinking the ballet pointe shoe. Buckner has dedicated her master’s studies to redesigning the distinctively shaped footwear to make it more durable and less expensive. As part of that work, Buckner has posted an online survey (accessible at ncsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7WjHkIQ8EPNVyFT) to collect data from ballerinas and dancers. Through July 29, those who wear or have worn pointe shoes are invited to weigh in to help shape Buckner’s work.

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