Trash the Runway’s Mission Statement
Trash the Runway is a fashion show dedicated to recycled couture. The motivation behind the event is to encourage young people to get involved in environmental and social responsibility while embracing ingenuity and critical thinking. The end goal is to benefit the greater good and make a difference for the planet (and the people living here).
Trash the Runway is brought to life by the Creative Lab at Common Threads (a consignment shop located in Boulder that hosts classes for both kids and adults). It dares middle school and high school students to think outside the box and design high-fashion clothes fully made of recycled material. The material can be collected beforehand, but participants only have two months to perfect their creations. Their finished products are showcased on the runway.
While Trash the Runway features clothes made from recycled clothing, creating the designs isn’t limited to old dresses, torn t-shirts, or landfill-destined Levis. In previous shows, items like bubble wrap and empty dog food bags have been used. From holiday ribbon to drop cloths to carpet samples, anything recycled is fair game!
Giving back is also in fashion at this event. Trash the Runway partners with Blue Sky Bridge, an organization that is dedicated to fighting child abuse through education, prevention and intervention. Proceeds from the show will help their cause.
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