The Earth Day Trashion Fashion Show

So it wasn’t technically Earth Day yesterday, but it felt like it! Yesterday was the 2nd Annual Trashion Fashion Show, held at ArtSpace in Hartford, Ct and hosted by Evergreen Design Co. It was simply wonderful! There was so much inspiring energy in that one room, filled with people who care about our planet and are doing creative things to lessen their carbon footprint.

The main event, of course, was the trashion runway. Dozens of girls dressed in clothing made from recycled materials, handmade by local fashion designers.

These dresses were made with things you’d never think to use to create clothing — recycled gum packaging, plastic bags, duct tape, paper cups and plates, straws, and even an old blow-up pool. Of course, these aren’t dresses you’d normally wear around the house or to work, but it illustrates the point that we can all be more sustainable about our clothing choices, whether it means purchasing pre-worn items from consignment stores or buying American indie-made to support our local communities.

My booth was a hit. I met a lot of really great people who loved the idea of a cupcake soap, and couldn’t stop sniffing my Jars of Frosting!

The Trashion Show was such a great event — I’ll absolutely be back next year! I even learned a little about sustainable gardening and got to bring home these herb seedlings, potted in egg shells:

Stan and I have a little ledge at our new apartment, where I’m hoping to be able to have a little herb garden, so these are a great start!

What are you doing for Earth Day?

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Make Art Not Trash: Trashion Fashion Show this Saturday {Earth Day!}

Celebrate Earth Day in style this Saturday at the Trashion Fashion Show! Held at ArtSpace, 555 Asylum Ave., Hartford, this is an environmentally conscience community event featuring a recycling inspired fashion show set to live music.

There will also be eco-friendly vendors {like me!} and local earth friendly groups. Learn how to compost, recycle, upcycle, repurpose old items and how to plant seeds. Evergreen Design Project will be giving away vegetable seedlings as part of their great garden project and will be hosting a raffle with earth friendly items.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $15 and can be purchased online or at the door. Proceeds will support Evergreen Design Co. and The Sustainable Farm School in Simsbury, CT. Download a full-size flyer here.

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