Trashion

Blue and Read
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Mad for Plaid
Mad for Plaid
At the Altarp
At the Altarp
A Cut Above
A Cut Above
Burlap Chap
Burlap Chap
Boho Flow
Boho Flow
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Inside the Box
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Trashion, a made-word combining "trash" and "fashion", is a term coined for art, jewelry, fashion and objects created from used, thrown-out, found and repurposed materials (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trashion).

 

Our Trashion collection of garments are made from waste and recyclable material such as construction tarp, cardboard, newspaper, and plastics.

In nature, there is no such thing as waste.
Everything that is “waste” is an input for another part of a cycle.


Our "Trashion" installation sets out to inspire people to see the potential in waste as a resource rather than unwanted material.

We encourage you to think twice before throwing something away because in reality, there is no “away”.

 

Artist Michelle Sin created her first Trashion collection as a high school project, combining her passion for fashion and the environment to challenge people to see the potential in waste.

CD SONTER and Michelle Sin have partnered together to expand the Trashion project into a full art installation that include men’s and women’s fashion.

 

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Let's Talk Trash.

2.4 million pounds of our plastic ends up in our oceans each hour.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has 6 times more plastic than plankton.
Most of this pollution is plastic bottles, bags, cutlery, and straws.

 

So how does your trash end up in the ocean?
Sometimes, the garbage you place into a garbage can won’t end up in a landfill, but will get blown away onto the streets instead. When it rains, the wind and water carry this litter into storm drains, bringing the litter to nearby waterways. These rivers and lakes eventually reach the ocean, where marine life mistake plastic for food and die from choking, intestinal blockage, or starvation.

 

Take Action.

1. Avoid disposable plastics.
2. Request less packaging with purchases.
3. Make purchases in bulk.
4. Save packaging materials for reuse or storage.
5. Bring your own bag or box.

Check out more idea to reduce plastic waste here!

In the Media

Earth Week 2016: Trashion at CF Polo Park

CTV Morning Live - Winnipeg: "Polo Park's Trashion Show"

http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=854868&binId=1.1164782&playlistPageNum=1

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Winnipeg Free Press: "Fashion Goes Green"

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CTV 6:00 News - Winnipeg: "Polo Park Holds Trashion Show"

http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=854330&binId=1.1164782&playlistPageNum=1

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CTV News in Pictures

http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/features/in-pictures/in-pictures-polo-park-s-trashion-show-1.2869277

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Other Media Features

Shaw News

Description: It's #WasteReductionWeek and CF Chinook Centre in Calgary is celebrating with #Trashion!

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CBC News

Desciption: The Trashion fashion show featured clothes made from recycled materials, and was part of Green Calgary's waste reduction week. The Trashion showcase featured couture-style pieces made from materials such as plastic bags, construction tarp, and newspaper.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/photos/trashion-fashion-show-focuses-on-recycled-materials-1.3284596

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The Weather Network

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The Toronto Star

Description: “Debut Trashion collection merges one student's devotion to fashion and the environment.”

http://www.thestar.com/life/fashion_style/2014/06/23/markham_student_makes_clothes_from_debris.html

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Pecha Kucha

Description: Featured as the Presentation of the Day on February 12, 2015, Michelle Sin talks about how she turned a little passion and a LOT of glue into a movement in this PechaKucha style talk.”

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