Lights, Camera, Sustainable Fashion! On February 4 at the Trash 2 Trends fashion show at SeaWorld’s Ports of Call in Orlando, Fla., trashionistas rocked creative and sustainable outfits made from upcycled materials, such as sofas, plastic bags, six-pack beverage rings, packing paper, punctured bicycle inner tubes, expired gift cards, surplus tote bags, egg cartons and used chopsticks.
Hosted by Keep Orlando Beautiful, a volunteer organization that empowers individuals to take greater responsibility for enhancing their community environment through litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling and beautification efforts, Trash 2 Trends is an annual fundraiser that brings together local artists and fashionistas within the environmental community to promote sustainability in an innovative and inspiring way.
This year, the fashion show featured 34 outfits, which were judged by Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, Barbara Hartley, Maxine Earhart and Marcy Singhaus. The judges selected Far East Headlines - Read and Wear by Sharon Huang (slide 9) for the best dress and the audience selected Love Conquers Hate by Meaghan Moreno (slide 4) for the best use of materials. While Huang’s dress resembled a peacock, Moreno’s dress paid tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
Flip through this gallery to see a variety of snapshots from the 2017 Trash 2 Trends fashion show.