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ReVision – ScrapsKC’s Upcycled Fashion Show

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ScrapsKC and ReVision: The Future – Upcycled Fashion with Compassion Comes to the Runway

Kansas City, Missouri— July 1, 2019 ScrapsKC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit creative reuse center, will host their first annual ReVision Fashion Show on Saturday, October 12th, 2019,  at ScrapsKC’s store location, 3269 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, Missouri.  A philanthropic event like no other in Kansas City, ReVision will combine all parts of the ScrapsKC mission – Reuse /Repurpose, Education, and Homeless Renewal – to highlight the amazing creativity in our metro area. Local designers and artists at all levels will repurpose materials to create entries for the fashion contest which will be displayed on the runway.

 “A repurposed fashion show is a dynamic way to introduce the city to our mission to care for Kansas City’s environment through reuse and to showcase the creative talents of novice to professional designers in the metro,” said Brenda Mott, Executive Director at ScrapsKC.

Tickets for ReVision Available Now!

Tickets are now available for the inaugural ReVision: Fashion with Compassion fashion show fundraiser at  ScrapsKC ReVision: Fashion with Compassion Event.  Pricing is $35.00 for guests 18 and older and $20.00 for guests 17 and younger, with a $5 off early bird discount while supplies last.

Designs Feature Repurposed Materials

Artists and designers of all ages and experience levels submitted designs for consideration in the show, and all designs for this show will be created from primarily post-consumer or repurposed materials and respond to the theme for 2019: FUTURE.   ScrapsKC is providing materials from its store to the entrants for their designs.

 “To continue our mission of diverting waste from the landfill, this event will celebrate how materials can live past their intended purpose. We want to showcase the creativity of the whole community,” said Brenda Mott.  “Reducing, reusing and upcycling are higher value activities we all can engage in to expand our approach to recycling,”

ScrapsKC’s Warehouse will be Transformed as the Event Venue

The shop will be transformed into a futuristic runway, and contestants will exhibit their work for the audience at an all-ages party featuring fare from local restaurants. Creative activities that showcase ScrapsKC’s many capabilities will also be part of the experience.  An awards ceremony, with many different categories, will cap the evening for the First Annual ReVision Fashion Show.  See you at the runway!

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ScrapsKC – A Creative Reuse Center with a Heart for the Community

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ScrapsKC’s mission is to care for Kansas City’s environment, education and homeless through creative reuse.  Since September of 2016, ScrapsKC has diverted over 100 tons of materials from community members, businesses, manufacturers and schools that were destined for the landfill. Additionally, ScrapsKC has reclaimed and repurposed over 15,000 pounds of used school supplies, collected by local schools, and donated them to over 350 teachers in our community. Community and homeless volunteers have spent in excess of 1,500 hours to clean and prepare these supplies so that thousands of children have the tools they need to learn. Scouts and other volunteers have partnered with us to serve over 2,200 breakfast meals on Saturday mornings to hundreds of community members who call the streets home. Additionally, ScrapsKC has welcomed more than 40 unique homeless men and women through their doors to provide love, refuge, food and necessities in return for their help in maintaining the organization ’s expanding facilities. In October 2018 ScrapsKC moved to their new, larger location at 3269 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, MO, so that more materials can be diverted from the landfill and to expand their educational experiences and homeless support services. 

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Original story from Kansas City Live, KSHB 41, March 13, 2018

ScrapsKC is a non-profit, creative reuse center that strives to reduce industrial waste and home recyclables through the upcycling and creative reimagining of products and materials normally destined for a landfill. Creative reuse is the process of adding creativity to an already manufactured item to produce a new function in dynamic and artistic ways.

About Scraps KC

ScrapsKC is a non-profit, creative reuse center that strives to reduce industrial waste and home recyclables through the upcycling and creative reimagining of products and materials normally destined for a landfill. Creative reuse is the process of adding creativity to an already manufactured item to produce a new function in dynamic and artistic ways. Discarded items are resold to the public, such as families, teachers, artists, and other groups for further creative reuse. Workshops, birthday parties and other events also are provided by request. Check the website for the latest events at ScrapsKC at ScrapsKC.org or follow ScrapsKC on Facebook.

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About Scraps KC

Scraps KC is a non-profit, creative reuse center that strives to reduce industrial waste and home recyclables through the upcycling and creative reimagining of products and materials normally destined for a landfill. Creative reuse is the process of adding creativity to an already manufactured item to produce a new function in dynamic and artistic ways. Discarded items are resold to the public, such as families, teachers, artists, and other groups for further creative reuse. Workshops, birthday parties and other events also are provided by request. Check the website for the latest events at
Scraps KC at ScrapsKC.org or follow Scraps KC on Facebook.

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ScrapsKC is a non-profit, creative reuse center that strives to reduce industrial waste and home recyclables through the upcycling and creative reimagining of products and materials normally destined for a landfill.

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June 30, 2019

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ScrapsKC Launches New User-Centered Website Designed by Digital Agency, ZIV.

By Press Releases

KANSAS CITY, Mo. 

ScrapsKC, a non-profit creative reuse center and retail store, launched its newly designed website www.scrapskc.org. The organization sought a firm to design, develop and implement a new ScrapsKC website in order to increase awareness of what they do and provide visitors with a better online experience.

ScrapsKC awarded the UX (user experience) agency ZIV the contract. ZIV, founded in 2004, provides organizations with solutions grounded in a customer focused perspective. With the new ScrapsKC website serving as the non-profit’s primary communication tool to a variety of customer types, it was important to ensure the site was structured in the most optimal way to inform the community about volunteer opportunities, education around reuse and repurpose, retail store information and homeless and school support programs.

“With a heart and passion for the work ScrapsKC does,” says Cara Miller, Founder and Chief Creative Strategist for ZIV, “we were eager to dive in and ensure the website optimally communicated every way this great organization touches the KC community. With a full curation of content, an updated look, and user centered navigation, ScrapsKC can better tell the story of how their work changes people, places and things, and most importantly how the community can get involved.”

“ScrapsKC seeks partners that are positively inspired to support our mission around education, environmental sustainability, and the homeless” says Executive Director Brenda Mott. “ZIV has created a dynamic new website for Scraps that produces a stimulating user experience, expanding awareness and promoting action that enables progress within our communities in and around Kansas City.”

Visit the redesigned website at www.scrapskc.org to learn more about ScrapsKC and explore the new website.

About ZIV:
ZIV has offices in greater Kansas City and Denver, CO. Whether it’s creating a brand, implementing a digital solution to disrupt an industry, transforming a customer’s experience to gain loyalty, or executing a marketing strategy for needed growth – they’ve got you covered. Explore their capabilities and past work at letsziv.com.

For media inquiries or for further information please contact Lyssa Surface, Lyssa.surface@letsziv.com.