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Trashy Fashion Project

SWANCC is once again soliciting creative persons to participate in its seventh Trashy Fashion Show Project. If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, this project just may be up your alley! Individuals of any age and gender, working alone or in small groups are welcome to participate. 

  • Do you live in a SWANCC-member community?
  • Are you "crafty" and resourceful?
  • Do you desire to be an advocate for taking care of our environment?

Designers are asked to create 90% of their outfit to fit this year's theme, "My Solution to Pollution" - made from materials that are destined for the landfill. The project criteria states that an outfit and three complimentary accessories must be made from items that were rescued from the garbage or repurposed - NOT to go out and buy new materials. Commitment forms are due to SWANCC by June 13, 2014.

The Trashy Fashion Show will be part of SWANCC's EDUCATIONAL EXPO that will be held at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines Campus, on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The Expo will run from 10 am to 3 pm, and the fashions will be featured on the catwalk at 2 pm. There is no cost to attend the Expo or to be involved in SWANCC's Trashy Fashion Show Project. 

For more information, contact Mary Allen, SWANCC's Recycling and Education Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

"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. 

2014 Trashy Fashion Project Documents

Photos and Videos from Past Shows

To view a show, see the videos to the right.

 
 
 
 
 

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