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Recycling Meets Glam at a Fashion Show in Taos Plaza, N.M.

This year, the Glam Trash Fashion Show will feature approximately 30 contestants outfitted in attire made from recyclable materials.

The 15th annual Glam Trash Fashion Show will return to Taos Plaza, N.M, on Saturday, September 17, 2016. This year, the show will feature approximately 30 contestants outfitted in attire made from recyclable materials and music from the Trashanistas. The contestants will compete for an array of prizes, which include cash and gift certificates.

The Taos News has more information on the event:

Responsible recycling meets over-the-top creative fabulousness when the Glam Trash Fashion Show returns to Taos Plaza Saturday (Sept. 17), starting at 4 p.m. The show features a runway of imaginative outfits, all made by members of the community out of the everyday things we normally might throw away.

Jean Nichols, director of Art for the Heart — a Peñasco-based organization that seeks to foster health through creativity — talked about the show’s evolution. “Nicole Kowalski and I put on the first Glam Trash Show at the Martínez Hacienda in 2001. The idea grew out of a passion for costuming, creativity and the environment — reduce, re-use, recycle, restore. It was and is a fun way to engage all ages together in one show, and to highlight environmental and social issues. Every year it grows and gets better.”

Read the full story here.

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