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Environmentally aware schoolkids lead the way

Environmentally aware young individual’s lead the way into the future

The unique School’s Trash to Fashion Awards brought together some of the most creative and environmentally aware young individual’s at MAU Theatre on September 4 and 5.

Now in its fourth year, the Waitakere based awards show works to spread the word throughout the community about recycling, reusing, and ultimately reducing waste.

Preschool, Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary school children entered into the awards and out of 315 garment entries received 100 went into the finals.

This year’s supreme award went to 12 year old Josh Reilly from Waimauku School whose design held the original elements the judges were looking for. The other designer was Brody Jakich and their entry “Bike Knight” incorporated old mountain bike parts.

“The entrants are all amazing and their garments all say something unique about them – they are the reason this event has been such a great success” says event manager Jade Williams.

Every design was made from only recycled and organic materials and the determination and confidence was evident as the entrants show cased their designs on the runway.

“It is not just a fashion show but a complete arts experience” says arts director Kate Parker.

The combination of a programme for aspiring young fashion designs and environmental awareness has proved a great success with tickets selling out in record time this year.


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