News Release

For immediate release - October 25, 2013

Trash to Fashion Hits the Runway

The Lake County Library System’s 4th annual Trash to Fashion Show will be held this Saturday, October 26, in the Umatilla Public Library beginning at 11 a.m. This exclusive contest features outfits created by outstanding young designers ages 8 – 19 using a variety of recycled and repurposed materials.

If you want to be seen in clothes that make a statement on any social scene – the ones you will see will do it! Each design is an original! You won’t meet others on the street wearing an identical outfit to be sure!

Some of the designs on the runway will include “Tutti Frutti”, a party outfit inspired by oranges, made using a variety of bags – plastic, paper and citrus fruit bags. The hat used to be a cardboard pizza box, and the purse, a mint container. “Duct Tape Diva”, is a beaded Hefty bag creation crafted using recycled cardboard, jewelry, duct tape and cereal boxes. “Summertime Sparkle” was inspired by a love of warm weather and fashion. The halter style top was designed from two multi-pack Lay’s chip packages held together on the sides with grocery bag strips laced through holes in the potato chip packages. A mini skirt was constructed from one Capri Sun juice box and two Kool-Aid Jammers juice pouch boxes held together with colorful duct tape. “Fancy Trash” is an elegant one shoulder creation with a tube top out of a blue plastic garbage bag adorned with flower duct tape and embellished with a white tissue paper flower.

“Taking green to the office” was inspired by greenhouse building scraps with a shirt that used to be a white tarp and skirt made from shade cloth. Accessories were created using various building materials including plumbing tape, screws, plastic hose straps and O rings. “Summertime Luck of the Draw” uses playing cards stapled together with a recycled curtain adorned with small used playing cards with used water bottle caps for buttons.

Join the fun this Saturday!



Media contact:
Linda Goff
Youth Services Coordinator

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