Trashy Fashion Project
Are you crafty or creative? Do you sew, cut, glue or fold? Are you environmentally-minded by using resources a bit longer? Do you live in a SWANCC community? If you answered yes, then consider participating in SWANCC's 2013 Trashy Fashion Show!
Since 2006, the Agency has sponsored this community-based project to raise awareness about being resourceful rather than wasteful. Just because we can throw something away, doesn't mean that we should. Individuals of any age and gender, working alone or in small groups are welcome to participate. The project goal is to create an outfit with three accessories using found materials or items that you already have - not to buy supplies.
This year, designers are asked to create an outfit in conjunction with a cause - political, environmental, social or medical, an issue or organization that is near and dear to their heart. Designers must commit to participating by June 14, 2013, with outfits and accessories completely finished by October 4, 2013. A panel will review submissions to ensure that criteria have been met, and send out a notification to all designers the week of October 7th. Pending participation, it is possible that not all designs will be selected.
The fashion show will be held on November 15, 2013 in conjunction with the Nationally-observed America Recycles Day at the Marriott Hotel in Hoffman Estates (4800 Hoffman Boulevard). There is no cost to attend the event. A workshop will be offered during the summer for participating designers.
"This once-a-year-show gives individuals of any age a reason to celebrate reuse by creating a high-quality, one-of-a-kind work of wearable art, which is a testament to being resourceful and respectful by utilizing existing resources,” states Mary Allen, SWANCC Recycling and Education Director.
Photos and Videos
To view the show, see the videos to the right.