Do you have extra papers lying around and have an urge to create something?
The Northwest Asian Weekly will be hosting its annual fashion recycling contest on July 11.
Here’s what some of our stylish community members had to say to get you motivated to recycle (and also look good in the process):
“Eco-chic? Yes! Turn trash into treasure by re-purposing some of those discarded paper, plastic, assorted throwaway materials by transforming them into an unimaginably hot wearable design! Make a new fashion statement while raising awareness of the importance of recycling (for those still clueless about the impact we have on our planet). So stretch that imagination: glue, tape, sew, weave it together – work your magic and show off your creation in whole new ways! Can’t wait to see what YOU come up with.”
— Gei Chan
Former designer for Gunne Sax/ Jessica McClintock
“Go for it! What a fun and environmentally friendly project, I learned how to recycle for the earth through the arts creation.”
— Karen Tsuo
“The Eco-Chic Fashion Contest & Show is a fun way to motivate all of us to notice the conveniently ignored, to re-purpose the casually discarded, and to give character and personality to the assumed ugly.”
— Belinda Louie, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Tacoma
Please join us for the contest. It will be an afternoon of fun, fashion, and most importantly, realizing the options and potential of turning what you might consider now to be trash…into treasure. (end)
For full details on how to enter the contest, see page 10.