Posts Tagged ‘Trashion’

Women in orange

Saturday, March 26, 2011

On my way home from a lovely vacation in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, last week, I spent a day in the city of Querétaro where the sanwomen all wear orange.



On the go

Haute Trash on Facebook

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I’ve long been a fan of the Haute Trash collective, but my appreciation has grown since joining their Facebook page and becoming privy to a daily curation of the goings on in trashion. Social mediaheads are encouraged to “Like” this page as well.


Trash Deactivation contest

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Calling all trashionistas: Ecotopia, a Polish website dedicated to fashion made from recycled materials, is hosting a contest to find the next great trashion design.


Contestants are asked to:

Create a new cloth, accessory or jewellery, which can be manufactured from items, things, materials which are not needed any more, redundant or broken and should be thrown away as thrash. Please, try not to buy new things – try to use only what you have available at hand. Strive to maintain simplicity in your project, but do not forget about the resourcefulness, comfort and materials which are available for your use.

Finalists and an ultimate winner will receive prizes and be featured in an online publication, “Trash Book”. Entries are due by February 1. For a complete list of rules, click here (and scroll down for English). Via the ETSY Trashion Team blog.

Junk to Funk call for artists

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Portland-based arts collective Junk to Funk is hosting its fourth annual recycled fashion show contest. Check out the call for artists for details, the deadline is October 14th.

Junk to Funk

Junk to Funk

Can’t wait to see what amazing trashion designs you people come up with. If we can’t rid the world of waste, we might as well wear it!

TRASHION ala Miz Metro

Friday, July 24, 2009

Heads up, New Yorkers, the city just got trashier. From 1-6pm, Wednesday through Sunday until August 21st you can check out Trashion, a new show up at Gallery 151 at 350 Bowery—part of the Urban Green Initiative.

Trashion at Gallery 151

Trashion at Gallery 151

I have a good feeling about this show since they dubbed the opening “Trashion Tuesday”. Alliteration, word creation and trash-related punning = my people.

Out of towners who can’t make it to the show will have to settle for the music video below by Miz Metro, a local personality who attended the Fame high school, used to host gypsy circus parties and now blogs, sings and “scat raps”. I can’t say I love this song, but I dig the Metro Card minidress, random trash accessories and the Beastie Boys-feeling intro.

Style Studio

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Using sewing machines donated by their community, a group of high school students in Kalamazoo, Michegan took old items purchased at the local Goodwill and turned them into stuff they would actually wear as part of a class called Style Studio.

Jonathon Gruenke | Kalamazoo Gazette

Jonathon Gruenke | Kalamazoo Gazette

I wish my high school had offered a course in upclycing. I might have attended more often. And speaking of my high school experience, it took place largely in State College, Pennsylvania, home to Penn State University and not much else. The only way in or out by air was to take a puddle jumper to Pittsburgh. I don’t know if it’s still there, but for a long time the puddle jumper wing of the Pittsburgh airport included a long hall with only two gates: one bound for State College, Pennsylvania and one for Kalamazoo, Michigan. I have, for this reason, always felt oddly connected to people from Kalamazoo and secretly wondered what went on in that college town with a name even more ridiculous than my own. And now I know. Upcyling. Lots of upcycling.

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