Recycling graces catwalk
These girls don’t turn their nose up at rubbish – they turn it into wearable creations.
Intermediate girls at St Joseph’s Catholic School in Onehunga have been taking rubbish and reshaping it into garments for a Trash to Fashion show.
Teacher Pauline Calvert says the event will raise money for a new adventure playground at the decile 3 school.
‘‘It will help the students exercise and build their confidence as the design will include rope challenges.’’
She says the present playground is 20 years old and designed for younger students.
Turning trash into fashion has also taught the youngsters about the importance of recycling, she says.
‘‘They were shocked to learn about water bottles and plastic bags and how bad they are for the environment. ‘‘It really hit home.’’ She says the project has brought out the best in the students.
‘‘They are getting to put it [rubbish] to use once more. ‘‘It is upcycling.’’ Trash to Fashion starts at 6.30pm tomorrow at Our Lady of the Assumption parish hall, Galway St, Onehunga. Tickets are adults $15, children $5. Finger food and cold drinks provided.
Glorious garments: Ulani Filoa, 11, and Michelle Jones are ready to hit the runway in their fabulous garments.