Nature goddesses, princess unicorns, a Chopstick Pocahontas — the Second Annual Trashion Show hosted by Birch & Lace Hair Company had it all. Models wearing beautiful garments made from repurposed and recycled materials strutted down the catwalk at The Rockford patio on Earth Day.
Thirteen designers accepted the challenge to create a look solely made with trash. They took creativity to the next level designing and implementing gorgeous pieces fabricated simply by upcycling garbage. Soil bags, bridal magazines, egg shells, scrap wood and CDs were just a few of the materials used to make the clothing in an event to raise money for the North Columbia Environmental Society and WaterAid.
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Mother Nature delivered the goods on Earth Day; over one hundred spectators enjoyed the patio in the sunshine while watching the seventeen models enthusiastically take to the runway. In the end the judges were able to narrow it down to three creations they thought were the most spectacular.
Third Place: Designer Jennifer Dirks of Big Mountain Kitchen and Linen created a wedding dress inspired piece worn by Keefer. All the items used to fabricate the piece were recycled from materials at the store; bed sheets, plastic spoons and egg cartons were just a few of the items used.
Second Place: Jenna Fraser and Steph Calvert went all out in their efforts creating a dress titled “Spring Has Sprung”. It’s hard to believe this beautiful creation was made in part from coffee filters, dryer sheets and bread bags.
First Place: Shauna Stocker of Imagine it Events knocked it out of the park with the flawlessly created wedding dress. Model Hazy stole the show when she took to the catwalk in the gorgeous piece made from old bridal magazines, packing plastic and telephone chord.
Birch & Lace Hair Company strives to be an environmental leader in our community. Hosting the 2nd Annual Trashion Show gave designers a platform to exercise their creativity while repurposing items that would’ve otherwise ended up in the trash — a shining example of what can be done if we all make the effort to be conscious about our waste and recycle.