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10 Years of Trashion Fashion!

InstagramNews May 2, 2024

The Trashion Show returned for its 10th year at Prospect Sierra! This beloved 4th grade tradition began when art teacher Remi brought her passion for creative reuse and the desire to create an impactful ecoliteracy project for our 4th graders at the end of their elementary school experience.

Red and purple onion bags saved from grocery dumpsters and an extensive bottle cap collection served as Remi’s initial inspiration for this project. Every year, new themes emerge as students use natural dyes to color old T-shirts and divert many forms of trash from landfills into their costumes.

For its 10th anniversary, Trashion’s celebratory theme was Metal-Morphosis. Over several months, students collected and transformed silver and gold trash into thoughtfully constructed wearables. Specialists across disciplines collaborated to make this year really sparkle: colab and science teachers taught 4th graders how to add LED lights to their ensembles, and students got tips from our drama teacher to help their final runway walk and artist statements shine!

Throughout this process, students become acutely aware of the problems with plastic and other single-use products, as well as some beautiful solutions: reduce, reuse, refuse, recycle!