Stripping the System: The True Cost of Fast Fashion

Teen Artists take on the Fashion industry in an exhibition focused on the environmental impact of fast fashion.

Studio Project, facilitated by BMoCA and the Firehouse Art Center, helps teens find their creative voice in order to make positive change in their communities. It is an education program that provides purposeful opportunities for high school youth to create dialogue about art, art making, and social issues as they affect young people.

The students work with a different professional artist and local nonprofit each semester. This Fall, they learned relief printmaking under the mentorship of Boulder artist Theresa Haberkorn, who guided them as they created art for this show. Each participant designed and created a relief cut plate that they then printed on an item of clothing they already owned but no longer wore. “Stripping the System” is a culmination of their work.

The January 14th exhibit opening will include a teen led clothing swap, as well as a clothing mending station.

Studio Project is a program that was designed by BMoCA and is generously supported by: Georgie Fund, Anita Sayed, Luff Family Foundation, Studio B Architects, FirstBank, Catherine Allegra & James Tanner, Laurie & Reid Klion, Karen & Jeffrey Moore, Shears Giving Fund, Chris & Thomas Stanko, and Art Parts Creative Reuse Center.