Earth Day on the runway

The third Annual Trashion Fashion Show was held on Monday, April 22.

  • Apr. 25, 2013 6:00 a.m.
The Spirit of Earth Day was combined with the outré world of fashion once again at the Tamarack Centre

The Spirit of Earth Day was combined with the outré world of fashion once again at the Tamarack Centre

Cristina Borgogelli

The third Annual Trashion Fashion Show was held on Monday, April 22, and was hosted by Tamarack Centre in Cranbrook. Art students from Mount Baker Secondary School, under the guidance of art teacher Cheryl Wilkinson, presented their recycled fashions on the runway to a crowd of more than 200 parents and guests. The show was held on Earth Day to reinforce the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.

Fashions and articles made out of recycled materials such as paper coffee cups, old bike tires, shopping bags, playing cards, old tickets, newspaper, beer cans, computer screens, lampshades and even a dress made out of pennies graced the runway.

Admission was free but donations were gladly accepted. A total of $327 was raised towards the purchase of a new kiln for the art class room.