Only weeks left to get your ‘trash’ on

2015-08-13 06:00
The annual GLA Trashy Fashion Show is set to take place on September 4.                      
Carolynn Willis

The annual GLA Trashy Fashion Show is set to take place on September 4. Photo: Carolynn Willis

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ONE man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and never was this more true than in the buildup to the annual Global Leadership Academy (GLA) Trashy Fashion Show on September 4.

Aspiring fashion designers and avid recyclers now have a use for all those bottle tops, plastic bags and newspapers lying around.

If you have not entered yet, do not delay. With just three weeks left until this year’s fashion show on September 4, it is time to get the thinking caps on and plan those winning designs.

The show is aimed at encouraging youth and adults of all ages to get creative and construct outfits made entirely from recyclable materials for a chance to win great prizes.

Businesses and individuals in and around Jeffreys Bay can sponsor or enter a dress at a cost of R350.

This year, a panel of judges has been appointed and participants will compete in various age categories. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Most Original Dress, Miss Personality, Public Favourite, Biggest Variety of Recycled Goods Used, Characters Built out of Recycled Goods, Most Creative Accessories, and Most Creative Dress.

Loads of tasty homemade goods will be on sale, and live music will entertain the crowd. Funds raised will go towards the building of GLA’s Eco Campus.

In addition, the GLA Trashy Fashion Show will for the first time cross the borders of the Kouga region and take to the catwalk at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth to form part of the opening ceremony of the prestigious First Lego League (FLL) tournament on October 24.

The models will furthermore be walking around the tournament wearing their outfits and other handmade creations from recyclable material will be on display.

The FLL are headed by Ronald Leppan under the School of Information and Communication Technology. It is an international programme aimed towards getting learners from 9 to 16 years interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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

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