2016-08-04 06:00
Get those creative juices flowing, and create a show-stopper dress from recyclable materials.

Get those creative juices flowing, and create a show-stopper dress from recyclable materials.

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OLD newspapers, used foil, bottle caps, carton, plastic, tins, magazines or wood - everything goes, as long as it is recyclable material.

Time is running out to give old materials a new life. Yes! It is that time of the year where trash is turned into wearable art for the fifth annual Global Leadership Academy (GLA) Trashy Fashion Show on September 2.

This is a day when young designers will show their fashion-forward outfits made from used materials and accessories. The fun event calls for designers and their teams to dream up sophisticated, outrageous and even trendy fashions made from recyclable materials only.

“The show is aimed at encouraging youth and adults of all ages to get creative and design outfits made entirely from recyclable materials for a chance to win great pri-zes,” says event organiser Lizette Kemp.

“All fashion show entries may contain only recyclable material such as tin, cans, metal, plastics and paper.”

Apart from the fashion show, there will be a night market.

Fashion Show

Entrants must wear a recyclable heart accessory.

A photo of the recyclable dress must be sent to Kemp at 082 323 4491 by no later than August 26 for organising purposes.

“This is a family event, so please, no inappropriate dresses,” says Kemp.

Businesses or individuals can enter at a cost of R400 per entry.

Night Market

A vibrant night market will once again add extra flair to the night.

Stalls are available at R50 per stall.

Stall holders must bring their own tablecloths and leads. The set-up of stalls will take place from 16:30 to 17:00 on the day of the fashion show.

The GLA Trashy Fashion Show, sponsored by Fountains Mall, will take place at the GLA Eco School Campus next to Fountains Mall at 18:00 on September 2.

Payments for either the fashion show or to book a stall, must be made to FNB, account number 62254714241 and branch code 210515. The sponsoring business or individual’s name must be used as reference.

Proof of payment must be sent to

The entry fee is R20 for adults and R10 for school learners.

For more information, contact Lizette Kemp at 082 323 4491 or send an email to

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