Just in time for our Upcycling Issue, Paper People Clothing has re-launched its website (paperpeopleclothing.com). The online home of Jennifer Fukushima's eco- and style-friendly fashions has a cute collage look and a new gallery highlighting upcoming fall styles. Look for new shrugs, dresses and wrap tops pieced together from recycled sweaters and organic wool, cotton and bamboo fabric. Find Paper People Clothing at Fresh Collective (692 Queen West, 416-594-1313), Nathalie-Roze & Co. (1015 Queen East, 416-792-1699) and the Rage (13 Kensington, 416-588-5177).
Art meets fashion
As a new batch of Project Runway contestants gets set to start competing for catwalk supremacy, last year's champ, Evan Biddell, is sliding into the judge's chair as the star critic for this year's Art Of Fashion event. Designers interested in being part of the show, which takes place during Nuit Blanche, can download an application at artoffashion.org. The submission deadline is Monday (August 18).
Fashion.Funk.Philanthropy raises funds for Reach Out to Humanity for Health (reachouttohumanity.org) with a catwalk show in the Gladstone (1214 Queen West) ballroom on Wednesday (August 20) at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $45, $35 in advance by calling 647-308-9034.
Wash Up & Brush Co. has changed its name to Drysdale & Co. (107 Danforth, 416-484-8592, drysdaleandco.com) after converting its salon boutique into a strictly retail space. Hair stations have given way to a new selection of stationery, books, T-shirts and other great gifts.
Sweet deal bites
Clothing by Canadian designers including Dagg and Stacey, Snoflake and Passenger Pigeon are now 20 to 50 per cent off at Distill (55 Mill, building #47, 416-304-0333). Score 25 to 50 per cent discounts on Canuck finds by Juma, Karamea and House of Spy at Parade (261 Danforth, 416-461-8833) until the Labour Day weekend. Online at FashionCan.com's Valérie Dumaine and Anastasia Lomonova's boutiques, summer stock is 15 to 20 per cent off. For the boys, Grreat Stuff (870 Queen West, 416-533-7680) is clearing out summer shorts, shirts, pants, suits and blazers.