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Feb. 26, 2016

Designers wanted for Trashion Fashion Show

Chandler is seeking resourceful, inventive and style-savvy fashion designers to enter the City’s 2nd Annual Trashion Fashion Show.

The runway show at Chandler Fashion Center on May 21 will feature wearable fashion created from materials that might otherwise end up in the trash. Chandler residents or students that attend a Chandler school have until April 29 to register. Registration forms and more information are available at www.chandleraz.gov/recycle.

A combination of trash and fashion, the Trashion Fashion Show will provide participants with an opportunity to use their design skills to create and exhibit a garment created from discarded materials. Designers can choose to wear their garment in the show, or select a model.

“We thought this would be a unique way to get people thinking differently about waste,” said Traci Conaway, Chandler’s Recycling Specialist. “We’re encouraging entrants to let their imaginations go, be wildly inventive, and have fun with their designs.”

At least 75 percent of a garment must be made from recyclable or reused materials that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled.  Participants must be residents of Chandler. Twenty-five entries will be accepted in three age categories; ages 10-13, 14-17 and 18-plus.

Chandler’s Solid Waste Services Division is organizing the event. Persons interested in assisting, mentoring or inspiring young designers should contact traci.conaway@chandleraz.gov or call 480-782-3525. In addition, prize donations are being accepted from local businesses.