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May 9, 2016

Fashion made from trash hits runway May 21  

Chandler’s 2nd annual Trashion Fashion Show featuring wearable fashion created out of materials most people throw away will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 21, inside the Chandler Fashion Center, 3111 W. Chandler Boulevard.

Two dozen contestants will compete in a runway-style event to find the most fashionable garment made from discarded materials. Designers can choose to wear their garment in the show, or select a model.

“The creativity and craftsmanship of the garments is amazing this year,” said Traci Conaway, Chandler’s Recycling Coordinator. “We hope people will come out to see these mind-blowing designs and also learn some interesting facts about recycling in a fashionable, fun way.”

Entries were accepted from Chandler residents in three age categories; ages 10-13, 14-17 and 18-plus, and at least 75 percent of the garment must be made from recyclable or reused materials that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled.

The free runway show is organized by Chandler’s Solid Waste Services Division and will be held in the GAP Wing of the Chandler Fashion Center, located between the Food Court and Sears Department Store.

“Chandler Fashion Center is honored to be partnering with the City of Chandler as the host site for the Trashion Fashion Show where we can bring unique fashions and education about recycling to our guests,” said Jennifer Campbell, Chandler Fashion Center Marketing Manager.