Trash used for a fash­ion state­ment

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Young cre­ators of fash­ion are be­ing given the chance to show­case their tal­ent and art at this year’s Schools’ Trash to Fash­ion Awards.

Or­gan­is­ers are call­ing for ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est from young de­sign­ers.

The awards (ST2F) are an an­nual event which help spread the word about re­cy­cling, reusing and re­duc­ing waste. They give pupils the op­por­tu­nity to work on a creative project with an en­vi­ron­men­tal twist, us­ing re­cy­cled items to cre­ate high fash­ion and move­able art.

This year’s theme is ‘‘Cel­e­brate In­di­vid­u­al­ity’’ and en­cour­ages young de­sign­ers to con­sider and cel­e­brate what makes them unique.

The de­sign­ers have un­til June to com­plete their gar­ment.

The awards are or­gan­ised

by Auck­land Coun­cil and Keep Waitakere Beau­ti­ful Trust and are open to pri­mary, in­ter­me­di­ate and se­condary pupils aged from 5 to 17.

Pupils can en­ter through schools or as in­di­vid­u­als.

Go to st2f.co.nz for in­for­ma­tion.

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